Website/Catalog (2020) Page(s) 85. Includes photo(s).
Girona, Pere Dot, 1936, Hybrid Pernetiana, from dark red to pink, shaded golden-yellow, shrub, double, 30 petals, high centered, fine form, large, very fragrant (damask), glossy green foliage, Li Burés X Talismán, vigorous, spreading growth, planted in the Rosary Dot and Camprubi in 2011, bibliography: RE-LD, mcf10
Book (Aug 2002) Page(s) 43.
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 207.
Hybrid Tea, pink blend, 1936, 'Li Burés' x 'Talisman'; Dot, P.; H. Guillot; C-P, 1939. Flowers soft red and yellow, double (30 petals), high-centered, well-formed, large; very fragrant (damask); foliage bright green; vigorous, spreading growth.
Book (1958) Page(s) 133.
Girona. HT. (P. Dot, int. H. Guillot, also C-P, '39.) Lí Burés X Talisman. Large, dbl. (30 petals), high centered, well formed, very fragrant (Damask), soft red and yellow. Fol. bright green. Very vig., spreading, with large shoots.
Book (1938) Page(s) 113.
p18. Harry H. Hazlewood. The New Roses of 1938.
Girona Pernt. (P. Dot, 1936) Said to resemble 'Talisman', but is more like 'President Herbert Hoover' and suggests a seedling of 'Li Bures'. The foliage is good and the variety a welcome novelty.
p113 Mr. Allen Brundrett, New Roses in Victoria
'Girona' (Dot) and 'Elite' (Tantau) are two which come under the heading of "Fancy Class". Although being quite distinct from each other, they both, to a certain extent, resemble 'President Herbert Hoover, though 'Elite' is more pronounced in this respect, being a cross of 'Charles P. Kilham' x 'Pres. H. Hoover' and retaining the 'Pres. Hoover' habit of growth. Both varieties are held very erect on long shoots, and have long, broad petals - 'Elite' 15 to 20 and 'Girona' 25 to 30. Both should make good decorative and garden Roses of a type similar to 'Pres. Hoover', but neither has so far shown exhibition form.
Website/Catalog (1938) Page(s) 21.
Girona (Pernetiana)... A glorious medley of rose pink, yellow and red, somewhat recalling "Talisman" in colour. The buds are pointed. The habit is very free, giving a constant succession, and the growth is exceptionally vigorous, with plenty of shiny disease-resisting foliage. Very highly perfumed. Introduced 1937.
Website/Catalog (1938) Page(s) 37.
New Roses 1938. Girona (Pernt. P. Dot 1936) A glorious medley of rose pink, yellow and red, somewhat recalling 'Talisman' in colour. Long and pointed buds opening to intensely fragrant blooms. Exceptionally vigorous growth with plenty of shiny disease resisting foliage. 5/- each.
A very good variety and apparently a seedling from 'Li Bures'.