'Lord Lambourne' rose References
Website/Catalog (1926) Page(s) 45.
Rosiers nouveaux 1925...Hybride de Pernetiana.
Lord Lambourne (S. Mc Gredy & Sons).- Jaune bouton d'or foncé ne pâlissant pas, chaque pétale fortement marginé écarlate carmin comme une immense 'Sunstar'. Fl de belle form, très grande, beau pétalage. Longues et fortes tiges avec peu d'épines. Végétation forte et rigide.
Website/Catalog (1926) Page(s) 27.
New Roses For 1926. Lord Lambourne (Pernetiana. McGredy) The raisers say: "The colour is a deep, absolutely unfading buttercup yellow, each and every individual petal being heavily margined all round carmine scarlet, like a huge "Sunstar". The flowers are of a beautiful shape, enormous size and great petalage, full enough for exhibition, and thin enough to open out well when they are in their glory. The scarlet edge gives the flowers, when fully open, a wonderful appearance, and innumerable rose lovers have been enthralled by the sight of a bed with the old flowers left on the plants. The foliage is bright glossy green and mildew proof. Stems are long and stout, with very few thorns. The habit of growth is very free, strong and upright; in fact, the freest flowering and strongest growing bedding, exhibition and garden yellow rose we know. The flowers have a strong fruity scent. 4/- each.
Colour very variable. 20 petals.
Book (1925) Page(s) 116. Includes photo(s).
LORD LAMBOURNE. (Pernetiana.) Raised by Messrs. SAMUEL McCREDY & SON, Portadown, North Ireland. Awarded a Certificate of Merit, Autumn Show, 1924. This is the Rose we have been so long waiting for, and as exhibited was a little disappointing. That was entirely owing to the season. The colour is golden yellow with a deep golden base; the edges of the petals are shaded at times with carmine. The blooms are a good shape at first, but afterwards become somewhat of a loose habit. The petals are a bit soft, but will stand a fair amount of wet. The wood is a light green colour, with few thorns, and the foliage is a very rich green. The blooms are a little inclined to be top heavy when fully expanded, but they are lasting, with a strong Pernetiana scent, perhaps best described as a glorified Sunstar. In my own garden it has been very fine, especially in the Autumn. In commerce.