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'Liverpool Echo' rose References
Book  (2011)  Page(s) 11.  
Peter Elliott. Looking Back.
Another rose I will always have in my garden is 'Liverpool Echo'. I first saw it at a Waikato Rose society Show in the 1970s and have grown it in about five different properties we have lived at. People visiting our garden always comment on it....
Booklet  (2008)  
An Information List of all Varieties. p5
1971. Liverpool Echo - 66/2307. Nicknamed Tullamore. For the newspaper.
Book  (Dec 1998)  Page(s) 368.  Includes photo(s).
Liverpool Echo ('Liverpool') Cluster-flowered/Floribunda. McGredy (UK) 1971... salmon-pink...
Book  (1994)  Page(s) 125.  
Liverpool Echo Description... Named for a newspaper... [Sean McCann has] seen it really at its best in New Zealand where the big bushes were laden with the orange-pink flowers that seem to vary from area to area...
Book  (Sep 1993)  Page(s) 254.  Includes photo(s).
Liverpool Echo Cluster-flowered. Sam McGredy 1971... perhaps more suited to cool climates than hot... clusters of soft salmon-pink flowers... Named for the British newspaper... ('Little Darling' x 'Goldilocks') x 'München'
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 321.  
Liverpool Echo Floribunda, slamon, 1971, ('Liverpool'); ('Little Darling' x 'Goldilocks') x 'Munchen'; McGredy, S., IV. Description.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 237.  Includes photo(s).
Liverpool Echo Cluster-flowered floribunda. Parentage: ('Little Darling' x 'Goldilocks') x 'München'. New Zealand 1971. Description and cultivation... Large, full flowers in a cool salmon-pink...
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 254.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 17.  
Judith Hodgins. That Dead Heading.
Lovely 'Liverpool Echo', in her second season growing against a shed wall, and already halfway up it.
Book  (1991)  Page(s) 81.  Includes photo(s).
Peter Elliott. Manawatu Rose Society. Are You Getting the Most From Your 'Liverpool Echo'?
this cultivar is my "Desert Island" rose, but be warned - it prefers to be grown in a pillar fashion. The more you let it go, the more flowers you get off it. Here are some views of one of my three bushes showing the bush pruned (Winter 1990) - I had cut out at least half of the growth and in flower (Spring 1989). The bush is only four years old. In my opinion, people tend to prune this cultivar far too severely. I also defy any burglars to try and climb in our bathroom window!! Here are a few other snippets you might like to know about this lovely rose:
Bred by Sam McGredy in 1972 and usually features in the top 20 floribundas (should be in the top six! !) Named after the English newspaper, "The Liverpool Echo". Colour is a lovely pink described in catalogues as "salmon pink-apricot base". Blooms are smallish HT shape in clusters and are very suitable for small stem, large stem and display vase classes. I have won many prizes with it. It has a nice fragrance. It lasts well on the bush right from bud to full open, and also picks well for the base. Is fairly disease resistant. Has a sport called 'Iris Gee'- also a lovely rose with a soft creamy-apricot flower. At this stage, 'Iris Gee' does not seem to be as rampant, but it is a younger bush.

Colour Photo of 'Liverpool Echo' bush, reaching an eave, in full bloom.
Black and white photo of the bare winter bush.
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