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'Lady Sheffield' rose References
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 662.  
 
Sheffield, Lady (HP) Postans 1881 (W. Paul); Franç. Michelon X ?; glossy cherry-pink, fades to pale pink, large, double, globular to expanded, fine form, high-centered, fragrance 5/10, growth 6/10, upright.
Book  (1910)  Page(s) 287.  
 
Lady Sheffield Hybrid Perpetual; flowerws brilliant rosy cerise, becoming lighter as the flowers open, a beautiful and distinct shade of colour; petals large, and of great substance; flowers large, full, and of perfect form; foliage handsome. First-class certificate. Figured in Rose Annual 1880-81.
Booklet  (1899)  Page(s) 20.  
 
Hybrid Perpetuals.
Lady Sheffield. ​​​​​​​Postans 1881. S. G.  Silvery-cerise, globular, high centred, moderate. 
Book  (1899)  Page(s) 91.  
 
Lady Sheffield, HR, W. Paul, 1881, cerise
Website/Catalog  (1885)  Page(s) 2.  
 
New Roses 
Lady Sheffield flowers brilliant, rosy cerise, becoming lighter as they open fully, a most beautiful shade of colour, and perfectly distinct from any other variety, petals large and of great substance, flower of good shape, size and fulness, foliage handsome, growth vigorous. First Class Certificate of the Alexandra Palace Rose Show. Figured in the Rose Annual 1880-1. 
Book  (1883)  Page(s) 231.  
 
The Roses of 1882 ....
W. Paul has enriched our range with a delightful variety with Lady Sheffield (hybrid perpetual, W. Paul, bred by Postans). Bloom is light carmine-pink (very brilliant and lasting colouring, which does not fade to sad lilac), finely formed like Alfred Colomb and Marie Baumann, but upright, not arching as the latter (an advantage, breeding success); centifolia-fragarnce. Smooth wood, almost without prickles; large, firm, well-shaped foliage. To my taste, as I consider Marie Baumann as one of the most perfect roses, a rose of First rank. Rank: 1.  
Book  (1882)  Page(s) 16.  
 
Lady Sheffield... Variété à cultiver pour les Expositions de fleurs. Hybride Perpétuel. Postans. 1881 Cerise rosé. Fleur grande. Plante vigoureuse.
Magazine  (1 Feb 1881)  Page(s) 28.  
 
Nous venons de recevoir le Rose Annual pour 1880-81 publié par M. William Paul, le rosiériste bien connu de Waltham-Cross, près Londres. [...]
La petite brochure qui nous occupe en ce moment et qui est publiée annuellement, contient la gravure coloriée de quatre roses nouvelles, ce sont: Lady Sheffield, genre de Marie Beaumann, fleurs larges, pleines et bien faites; Princesse Marie Dolgorouky (semis de M. Gonod); Madame Oswald de Kerchove, rose blanche, centre saumon, teinté de rose, paraît être d'un coloris extrêmement fin. C'est une obtention de M. Schwartz, de Lyon. Red Gauntlet, rouge cramoisi, obtenue de semis par M. Postans et mise au commerce par la maison William Paul, ainsi du reste que Lady Sheffield.
Book  (1881)  Page(s) 317.  
 
New Roses.
18. Lady Sheffield (Hybrid Perpetual.); brilliant rosy cerise, changing lighter as the flower opens fully, a most beautiful shade of colour, and quite distinct from any existing variety; petals large and of great substance; flower of good shape, size, and fulness, foliage handsome; growth vigorous. Raised by Mr. Postans, and introduced to commerce by Messrs. William Paul & Son, of Waltham Cross. Figured in the "Rose Annual," 1880-81.
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