'Francis E. Lester' rose References
p23 Western Hybrids of Rosa brunonii. 'Francis E. Lester' [Lester, 1946].
Book (Dec 1998) Page(s) 251. Includes photo(s).
Francis E. Lester Modern Shrub. Description... a very vigorous climbing rose... large panicles of up to 60 blooms, white flushed with pale pink, single... look like huge heads of apple blossom... an excellent rose for growing into trees...
Book (Nov 1998) Page(s) 112. Includes photo(s).
Book (Sep 1993) Page(s) 180. Includes photo(s).
Francis E. Lester Rambler. Lester Rose gardens (California, USA) 1946. Description. Can be grown as a shrub or rambler... flowers: single, pale pink. Parentage: 'Kathleen' x unknown
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 189.
Francis E. Lester Hybrid Musk, white edged pink, single, 1946, 'Kathleen' x Seedling; Lester Rose Gardens. Description.
Magazine (Mar 1993) Page(s) 9. No. 5..
William A. Grant. 'Francis E. Lester'.....so I sent an order to Peter Beales, and 'Francis E. Lester' is now making its way atop a huge plum tree, spreading a carpet on top in the early summer. and the perfume fills the garden. In early fall (at least what we call autumn in California) brilliant bouquets of hips offer a second round of colour to the garden. and a few blooms as well....The rose that gives Francis Lester a place in rose history was named for him after his death in 1945. It was one of a number of seedlings he was nursing. 'Kathleen' and an unnamed variety are given as the parents. All those who have written about it have nothing but praise.
Book (Feb 1993) Page(s) 156, 157(photo). Includes photo(s).
Francis E. Lester Polyantha climber. Parentage: 'Kathleen' x unnamed seedling. USA 1946. Description and cultivation... huge trusses of apricot-pink buds opening to single flowers that resemble apple blossom in their mily colour, faintly blushed at the edges, and golden stamens... Once flowering, fairly late in the season for a summer rose, but then flowering for an extended period...
Book (1993) Page(s) 210.
A rambling Hybrid Musk that can be grown as a gigantic shrub or trained as a rambler. Lester Rose Gardens (USA) 1946. A seedling of 'Kathleen'. Summer flowering. Height: 300 cm (10 ft.) Width: 300 cm (10 ft.) Strongly scented.
Book (1993) Page(s) 210. Includes photo(s).
Book (1988) Page(s) 87. Includes photo(s).