'Hannah King' rose References
Book (2012) Page(s) 23. Includes photo(s).
'Hannah King'. Another breeding from the stable of 'Thornfree Wonder' and 'Veilchenblau', 'Hannah King' is a rambler, with lavender-pink flowers on a strong plant. The blooms are cupped and double with a strong fragrance. Bred in 1984, Ken describes it on his registration papers as lavender-pink with a white base, borne in clusters which are close and numerous. The leaves are big, mid-green and, like all Ken's roses, healthy. Regrettably 'Hannah King' is not available commercially, but I have just this summer seen an example of it growing along a fence line at Kemp House. This was another lost rose, but maybe, now found, we can propagate it for more people to enjoy.
Newsletter (1988) Page(s) 10-17. Vol 9, No. 1.
Ken Nobbs: ....John and Hannah King, the sole survivors of the first missionary band who had moved to Te Puna....
Newsletter (1986) Page(s) 18-23. Vol 7, No. 3.
'Hannah King [named after] 1814 Mrs. John King. Lavender pink - cupped. 3cm diameter. 3 to 7 blooms per cluster. 75 petals. November to December. 'Thornfree Wonder' x 'Veilchenblau'.
Book (1978) Page(s) 57.
K. J. Nobbs. The Brig 'Active' under the command of Capt. Thomas Hansen arrived from New South Wales with a party of the church Missionary Society in December 1814..... On board were four women, Hannah King and ....