Website/Catalog (19 May 2014)
Registered Name: 'Alec Rose'
ARS Approved Exhibition Name: Alec Rose
F, or, 1969, McGredy, Sam IV; flowers scarlet, well-formed, borne in trusses; free growth
[Hassan × John Church]. Introductions: McGredy
Alec Rose, F, or, 1969, [Hassan × John Church] McGredy, Sam IV; flowers scarlet, well-formed, borne in trusses; free growth
An Information List of all Varieties. p5
1969. Alec Rose - 63/1473. Nicknamed Honda. Named for round-the-world sailor.
Website/Catalog (2004) Page(s) 56.
'Sir Alec Rose'. shrub. Dark pink. Introduced by Treloar Roses. 1965
Book (1993) Page(s) 41. Includes photo(s).
Book (1974) Page(s) 106.
World achievements have been honoured. .... the other intrepid sailor, Sir Alec Rose, who also took on the oceans and won. He had a rose named for himself and for his yacht, Lively lady. 'Alec Rose' was bred by Sam McGredy and is a vigorous red floribunda, strong and healthy. "Sam McGredy contacted my wife while I was on voyage for permission to name this rose," says Sir Alec. "Mrs. McGredy was at Portsmouth Guildhall when I got back and presented my wife with a bouquet of them. They also presented the city with a gift of 200 bushes for their rose gardens."
Website/Catalog (1972) Page(s) 18.
Floribunda Roses. 'Sir Alec Rose'. Produces ample bloom of rich red generally spread throughout the bush. Of vigorous growth.
Book (1970) Page(s) 179.
International Awards 1969. Madrid. First Certificate 'Alec Rose' (flori). Sam McGredy, N. Ireland.