'Callisto' rose References
Book (Apr 1999) Page(s) 364.
Callisto Hybrid Musk. Pemberton 1920. Seedling of 'William Allen Richardson' (Noisette) The author cites information from different sources... Golden-yellow rosettes...
Book (1936) Page(s) 121.
Callisto (hybrid moschata) Pemberton 1920; golden-yellow, small, double, rosette-form, lasting, clusters along the canes, floriferous, continuous bloom, autumn-bloomer, growth 6/10, climbing, 1 m., hardy. Sangerhausen
Book (1933) Page(s) 165.
CALLISTO. The Rev. J. H. Pemberton, 1920. None of these Musk hybrids are much more than big shrubs. This one has clusters of yellow flowers throughout the season.
Magazine (30 Sep 1922) Page(s) 487.
A Trial of New Roses
British Introductions of 1920.
Callisto (Hybrid Musk, J. H. Pemberton).—A strong grower, with branching habit. Small clusters of pale yellow blooms of rosette shape. Summer flowering only. Should be grown as a bush Rose, and is hardly suitable as a bedding variety.
Book (1921) Page(s) 158.
Book (1918) Page(s) 139.
J. R. Ramsbottom. Single Hybrid Tea Roses And Their Decorative Value.
....the variety 'Queen Alexandra' - introduced recently by the Rev. J. H. Pemberton - which is excellent for pillars, and is a perpetual flowerer. The blooms are perfectly single, reminding one of a glorified Dog-Rose; the colour is pale citron-yellow flushed with pink when young, and fading with age to white. The same raiser has also given us 'Danae', soft yellow; 'Moonlight', lemon white; Callisto pale yellow; and 'Clytemnestra', salmon yellow; all semi-double flowers borne in large clusters and suitable for small pillars.
Book (1917) Page(s) 147.
New Seedling Rose 1917.
Callisto (Hybrid Tea). A yellow perpetual flowering cluster Rose. Flowering throughout the season to the middle of October. Good in autumn, of bush habit, growing about three feet high. Award of Merit R.H.S., September, 1916. Ground Plants in autumn, 1917. 7/6 each.
Opinions of the Press.
The Gardeners' Chronicle says: Rose Callisto. A very free-flowering H.T. variety. The small, soft yellow, very fragrant blooms are borne in clusters on stout stems which have prominent red spines. This variety has a general resemblance to Clarissa though the flowers have usually more petals and the colour is more pronounced. The foliage is dark green and glossy."—September 2nd, 1916.
The Garden observes: Rose Callisto. A new seedling perpetual-flowering cluster Rose of much beauty and charm, and one of a type which the Rev. J. H. Pemberton has made very much his own during recent years. The new-corner is of soft canary and primrose yellow tone, the abundance of the flowers rendering it most welcome."—September 9th, 1916.