'Cicely Lascelles' rose References
Website/Catalog (13 Jan 2019)
Cecily Lascelles. Large, semi-double. Soft rose pink. 3m+
Book (31 Mar 2010)
'Cicely Lascelles'. Cl HT, op, 1932, Clark, A.; flowers pink shaded salmon, reverse darker, 12 cm., semi-dbl.; recurrent; growth very vigorous; pillar. [Frau Oberhofgartner Singer × Scorcher]
Book (2010) Page(s) 187. Includes photo(s).
Cicely Lascelles was born at Hopetoun on 16 September 1895……
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)
Add ‘Scorcher’ Seedlings:
'Cicely Lascelles' (MR 11, LCL),
……My thanks are expressed to American Rose Society for inviting me to submit to the revised Gigantea Hybrid classification.
Article (newspaper) (2006)
June 3-4, 2006. Holly Kerr Forsyth: “Cecily Lascelles’ named for the golfer”
Magazine (2004) Page(s) 8. Vol 26, No. 2. Includes photo(s).
p8. Peter Cox. Story Behind the Cover Rose. The rose is Cicely Lascelles, an Alister Clark climber growing in the garden at Forest Hall in North Tasmania. The rose was released by the Rose Society of Victoria in 1937. The description in Australia Roses: Frau Oberhofgartner Singer x Scorcher. Large Flowered Climbing Rose. Large, semi-double, slightly fragrant, mid pink repeat flowers. Well foliaged pillar or climbing rose. Flower: 10 petals, 110 mm, 1 to 8 in cluster. Climber: 3m x 1.5m.
The petal counts for most of the roses listed in 'Australian Roses' were done either from flowers in our old nursery garden at Thirlmere or at Golden Vale Nursery at Benalla in Victoria. On the sandstone clays at Thirlmere the roses were never very strong growers and some of the petal counts were low compared with others that I have seen elsewhere, such as at Golden Vale. Cicely Lascelles is growing in the garden at Forest Hall on a pergola to the east of the house and the flowers, as can be seen from the photograph, have around 20 petals. The roses on the climber in flower in our garden at Mittagong this autumn appear to have around 15 petals. So the petal count can be variable and this can be the difference between spring flowers and the late season autumn flowers, or perhaps the source of the original plant.
Modern Roses describes the flowers as ‘open pink shaded salmon, long stems’ and the freshly open flowers do indeed have a salmon pink shading, although the flowers fade to pale pink. An interesting feature of the seed parent Frau Oberhofgartner Singer is that its seed parent was Jules Margottin, a hybrid perpetual with a petal count of over 90. The pollen parent Scorcher is a semi-single rose with 8 petals (sometimes only 5) and the disparity between these two roses could well account for a variable petal count experienced in the flowers of Cicely Lascelles. We were in Tasmania in the spring/early summer of 2002, when this photograph was taken at Forest Hall along with many others. The striking features of roses in Tasmania are the size of the plants, the intensity of the flower colours and the size of the flowers. This visit changed our perceptions of roses generally as we found identification often difficult whilst there. Even the Cicely Lascelles have larger flowers and are a deeper shade of pink than we have seen previously and this effect was seen not only at Forest Hall but at most other gardens that we visited both in the north of the island and around Hobart.
Book (2003) Page(s) 39.
‘Cicely Lascelles’ [Clark, introduced by National Rose Society of Victoria, 1937].
Book (2000) Page(s) 85.
Susan Irvine. Gardening with Heritage Roses. I have built pergolas over the paths which lead from one section of the garden to another and covered them with climbers to make avenues of roses – Alister Clark’s vivid pink very recurrent Cicely Lascelles,,,,,,
Website/Catalog (2000) Page(s) 3. Includes photo(s).
Cicely Lascelles. Hybrid Tea. 1937. Clark/Aust. Semi climbing. (may be used as a climber or shrub) Post, Against a wall, Single, stamens prominent, Fragrant, Attractive Leaves, large flowers, Recurrent. 2.3m x 1.8m. medium pink.
Backcover picture (top line)
Book (2000) Page(s) 164. Includes photo(s).
‘Cicely Lascelles’ = See reference Botanica's Roses.