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'Zara Hore-Ruthven' rose References
Book  (5 Apr 2010)  
Zara Hore-Ruthven. HT, mp, 1932, Clark, A.; flowers rich pink, large, dbl., cupped, slight fragrance; foliage medium green. [Mme Abel Chatenay × Scorcher]. Introductions: NRS South Australia
Book  (2010)  Page(s) 139.  Includes photo(s).
p139. Alister Clark’s diary entry of 17 November 1908 read: ……

p190. The garden [of Cicely Lascelles] almost lost in the Ash Wednesday bushfires of 1983, later revealed the Clark rose Zara Hore-Ruthven, rediscovered in 1992.
Book  (2007)  Page(s) 47.  
Australian bred R. gigantea Hybrids. A review as at October 2006 by Laurie Newman (Australian registrar). The findings below are based on research of some of the writings of Alister Clark between 1924 and 1942. There are anomalies contained in the papers, but on balance I believe the list to be conclusive.
Firstly, there are the three listed in American Rose (Sept, 2006, page 9, namely,
Courier (MR11 LCl.)
Kitty Kininmonth (MR11 LCl.) and
Tonner’s Fancy (MR11 LCl.)
Add ……..etc. and
‘Scorcher’ (MR11 Cl. HT) (Pollen parent should be R. gigantea)i
Add ‘Scorcher’ Seedlings:
Zara Hore-Ruthven
……My thanks are expressed to American Rose Society for inviting me to submit to the revised Gigantea Hybrid classification.
Book  (2002)  Page(s) 269.  
GOWRIE (nee POLLOK) Zara Eileen (1879-1965)
Irish-born garden and kindergarten proponent, was wife of Sir Alexander Hore-Ruthven, later Baron Gowrie (1872-1955), who served as Governor of SA (1928-34) and NSW (1935-36), and Governor-General (1936-1945). Lady Gowrie thus resided in three Government Houses and Admiralty House, from where she promoted Red Cross activities, horticultural societies and shows, and horticulturists and garden designers (including Cornish and Burdett). She also contributed to Olive Mellor's The Garden Lovers' Log (1940), diplomatically praising gardens Australia-wide. David Jones.

[see also the rose 'Lady Gowrie' - 1938 Mrs. H.C. Fitzhardinge. Maize & champagne yellow Cl. HT. ]
Book  (2000)  Page(s) 639.  Includes photo(s).
Zara Hore-Ruthven = Hybride de Thé – rose moyen, remontant. [see ref Botanica's Roses]. Clark, Australie, 1932. ‘Mme Abel Chatenay’ x ‘Scorcher’.
Book  (30 Sep 1999)  Page(s) 13.  
Zara Hore-Ruthven 1932 Mme. Abel Chatenay x Scorcher. Large Flowered Bush rose. Double, cupped, slightly fragrant, rich pink open flowers, orange-red stamens. Fully recurrent. Mid to greyish green foliage, oval leaflets. Very thorny stems. Flower. 25 petals, 90 mm 1 to 3. Bush: 1.25 x 1 m.
Website/Catalog  (1999)  Page(s) 23.  
Zara Hore-Ruthven (Hybrid Tea) 1932. Alister Clark. A good healthy, thorny bush with double, rich pink, slightly fragrant blooms, ideal for picking, fully recurrent.
Book  (Dec 1998)  Page(s) 639.  Includes photo(s).
Zara Hore-Ruthven Modern large-flowered hybrid tea. Medium pink. Repeat-flowering. This strong-growing bush was an early release and showed Clark’s love for large-growing, free-formed roses with both character and style. The medium-pink flowers have a slight fragrance and hold well when picked. Zones 5-9. Clark, Australia, 1932. ‘Mme. Abel Chatenay’ x ‘Scorcher’.
Website/Catalog  (1998)  Page(s) 7.  
Zara Hore-Ruthven Hybrid Tea. 1932. A. Clark, Aust. Double, slightly fragrant. Recurrent/continuous. 1.4m x 1.2m medium pink.
Website/Catalog  (1997)  Page(s) 7.  
Zara Hore Ruthven. 1932 Hybrid Tea. (Mme. Abel Chatenay x Scorcher). Rich pink double blooms with a slight fragrance on a medium-sized recurrent bush.
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