'Lilac Time' rose References
Book (1999) Page(s) 53.
Diana Gratton. Myrtle Bank, South Australia.
Lilac Time HT. One of the earlier "blue" roses. In my garden it is the first to produce blooms in the Spring and it repeats flowering. The colouring is a lovely pinkish-mauve and the scent is lovely.
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 314.
Lilac Time Hybrid Tea, lilac, 1956, 'Golden Dawn' x 'Luis Brinas'; McGredy. Description.
Book (1993) Page(s) 252. Includes photo(s).
Book (1984) Page(s) 48.
Dr. A. S. Thomas. My Favourite Roses.
Lilac Time as good as any other mauve rose so far; strong perfume; blooms very early.
Book (1974) Page(s) 48.
E. Swann, Kalgoorlie, W.A. Roses in the Nullabor Country.
... whilst Lilac Time is quite floriferous but the flowers are not suitable for picking, as they wilt very quickly.
Book (1971) Page(s) 52.
Dr. A. S. Thomas. What Next?
Still more recently McGredy bred 'Grey Pearl', which is, to me, a thoroughly ugly rose, but it has been the founder of a new colour group leading on to 'Lilac Time', 'Kolner Karneval', 'Blue Moon', 'Sterling Silver', Orchid Masterpiece', 'Simone', 'Africa Star', Angel Face', 'Blue Diamond', 'Silver Tips', 'Lavender Lace', 'Silver Charm', 'Silver Star' (the nearest to blue that I have seen in hybrid Tea) and 'Lake Como' (a Floribunda, still nearer to blue).
Book (1960) Page(s) 93.
C. C. Hillary. The Behaviour of Roses.
'Rubaiyat'....as sweet as those of Lilac Time which, this season, was truly lilac.
Book (1959) Page(s) 110.
David Ruston. Roses Under Irrigation.
Lilac Time has become very popular. It is very lovely in the bud and pleasing when full blown.
Book (1958) Page(s) 106.
Dr. A. S. Thomas. Victorian Review.
Lilac Time HT (McGredy 1956) and 'Twilight' HT (Boerner, 1956), two mauve roses may be compared and contrasted. I have grown 'Lilac Time' for four years. It is a great garden rose, giving a wonderful lot of flowers that all open well. Its main fault is that the colour becomes almost pink at times. Form is excellent; perfume is very strong; growth and disease resistance are all that one could desire.
Website/Catalog (1958) Page(s) 9.
New Roses for 1958 Lilac Time HT. (McGredy, 1956.) Shapely, slightly fragrant, double blooms variously described as lilac or lavender. The colour is variable but leans to lilac with reddish lilac shadings at times. It has been hailed as a blue, but while this is not correct it has been highly acclaimed whenever shown. (Golden Dawn X Luis Brinas.) A very vigorous grower. 12/6 each.