'Mrs. Alston's Rose' References
Mrs Alston's Rose, ('Maud Alston', 'Mrs Maud Alston'), Pol, dp, about 1940, Clark; flowers reddish-pink with lighter eye, semi-dbl., borne in large trusses
Book (2010) Page(s) 226. Includes photo(s).
Harold’s sister-in-law, Mrs. Tom Alston of Oaklands….
Magazine (2007) Page(s) 12. Vol 29, No. 3.
Tid Alston. The Clarks and the Alstons of Oaklands. My mother enjoyed attending the races with Mr. Clark, and he would give my mother roses that he had raised, saying “Stick them in and see how they do.” They were almost always without names at that stage. One has been named simply ‘Mrs. Alston’s Rose’; it has not been found anywhere else.
Book (2 Nov 2003) Page(s) 20.
Barbara May and Jane Zammit. Rookwood Cemetery Roses.
The following roses have been identified at Rookwood, primarily in the old and Heritage listed areas Mrs. Alstons Rose
p46. Mrs. Maud Alston. Floribunda. Salmon Pink. A. Clark. 1940
p75 & p100. Mrs. Alston’s Rose. Polyantha. Medium Red. Clark, A. 1940
Magazine (2001) Page(s) 9. Vol 23, No. 1.
Sheriden Page: The Alister Clark Memorial Rose Garden at Bulla…….. The garden is the result of tireless work by Tid Alston who as a young girl often visited Glenara, the home of Alister Clark, and who was keen to have the internationally recognised rose breeder honoured in his home town. Her dream of a garden was realised with the support of the Bulla Shire and donations from John Nieuwesteeg, Mistydown Perennials and a grant from the Australian Open Garden Scheme. Tid also led a team of dedicated volunteers from Bulla Garden Club in setting up the garden in 1997 and it is still maintained by the Garden Club. …… The Alister Clark Memorial Rose Garden is situated on the corner of Bulla and Somertons Roads, right at the roundabout. You can’t miss it for the roses will wave at you.
Book (1999) Page(s) 16. Includes photo(s).
Mrs. Alston’s Rose – c. 1940. Unknown breeding. Polyantha Bush Rose. Semi-double, fragrant, deep pink flowers, often streaked white, in clusters, fading with age, fully recurrent. Light to mid green foliage. Fine hairlike prickles. Flower: 25 petals, 35mm, 15 to 40. Bush 1 m x 1.2 m.
Magazine (1999) Page(s) 13. Vol 21, No. 4.
Kathie Mills: We visited nine wonderful gardens all different, and each one a great garden. …. My favourite had one of the best collections of Alister Clark’s I have seen ..... Tid Alston helped us with the rose names adding anecdotes about her mother, Mrs. Maude Alston and Alister Clark who lived nearby. .
Book (1999) Page(s) 65.
Mrs. Alston’s Rose (Mrs. Maude Alston). Clark, Australia, 1940. Polyantha. Red. (Available from): Cottage, Golden Vale, Gretchen, Hilltop, Lyn Park, Melville, Mistydown, Roses Galore, Ross, Thomas.
Book (1998) Page(s) 416. Includes photo(s).
‘Mrs. Alston’s Rose’ Modern, Polyantha, Red blend. Repeat-flowering. This is a particularly good free-flowering Polyantha, and it is one of the few of this type produced by Alister Clark. The carmine-red flowers appear in small to medium-sized clusters on a very strong growing plant. The blooms hold their color well. They are not as prone to mildew as most Polyanthas. Zones 5-10. Clark, Australia, 1940. Parentage unknown.