'Glenn Dale' rose References
p26. 'City of York'... is one of the two TOP white rambler type roses; the other is 'Glendale' and each is greatly different.
p27. 'Glenn Dale'. This is probably the best white climber ib existence, all factors considered. It is hardy to down below zero, never gets blackspot and has creamy ivory buds of slender spiraling dreamy grace that must be seen to be appreciated, opening to double snow white flowers. That marvelous pillar pictured in my book [*] is of this variety.
[* probably the plate on his pages 51 and 60]
Book (1941) Page(s) 59.
H. R. Darlington. Symposium on Weeping Standards.
Personally I prefer, as a white rose 'Purity' (Hooper and Thomas 1917) on account of its producing a certain number of flowers through the season, or 'Glenn Dale' (Van Fleet, 1927), on account of the better shape of the flowers, but neither of these is so suitable in habit for use as a weeping standard because the growths are stiffer and require more care in training.
Book (1940) Page(s) 49.
Editor. The Methods of a Hybridizer. The following is a list of hardier large-flowered climbers, all of which set seeds that germinate more or less freely and have active pollen. 'Glenn Dale'. Nearly white, yellow center.
p167-4 W. Kordes. In yellow climbers I find more and more that 'Paul Dauvesse' is the best. It is free and has plenty of lustrous shiny leaves, is a good grower, and in hardiness stands up to 'Dorothy Perkins'. The saffron-yellow blooms come as many as 10 in a truss and are much on the style of 'Glenn Dale'.
Website/Catalog (1938) Page(s) 53.
Glendale... Lemon, shading to white; large, borne single and in clusters. Very vigorous, hardy growth. Introduced 1927.
Website/Catalog (1938) Page(s) 14.
Rosa Wichurana. Glendale (Sale: American Rose Society 28). Totally hardy, dark green foliage, mild fragrance, beautiful lemon-yellow, passing to cream-white,; double, up to 20 in trusses.
Book (1937) Page(s) 99.
One of the last Van Fleet productions was 'Glenn Dale', LC (Van Fleet, Int. A.R.S., 1927), a hybrid between Wichuraiana and a famous old tea rose 'Isabella Sprunt'. Its buds open in lemon hues, changing to white, so that it may be called a topnotch, vigorous white climbing rose of dependable hardiness.
Book (1936) Page(s) 301.
Glenn Dale (hybrid wichurana) Dr. van Fleet 1927; R. Wich. X I. Sprunt (?); lemon-yellow, fades to white, large, semi-double, opens, solitary and clusters to 20, fragrance 3/10, floriferous, growth 8/10, climbing, 2.50 m, hardy. Sangerhausen
p91-6 E. B. LeGrice. 'Glendale'. 12 out of 20 for beauty. 9 out of 10 for hardiness. 9 out of 10 for health. 6 out of 10 for usefulness. 9 out of 10 for evergreen. Total 45 out of 60.
p93-3 ibid. 'Glendale'. The most beautiful of all the white ramblers. Each bloom is like a perfect miniature H.T. As a rule these are borne in great clusters, with occasional single blooms on long stems, excellent for cutting. The foliage is not quite so persistent as 'Alberic Barbier', but remains on until after Christmas. The whole plant is vigorous and mildew proof. Best treated as an ordinary rambler. Excellent for covering a bank.
Book (1935) Page(s) 101.
Hally Bradley Hampton, Climbing Roses in Texas. There is another type of spring bloomers, some of which have great value for their almost evergreen foliage and miniature blooms. Among them are 'Gardenia', 'Shower of Gold', 'Paul Noel', 'Aviateur Bleriot' and 'Glenn Dale'. I have a very large arch, which two plants of 'Glenn Dale' entirely cover , and just across a walk, covering a fence, is 'Gardenia'. Last spring that arch of white roses was all set for a wedding procession with yellow 'Gardenia' for the altar.