"Miss Atwood" rose References
Newsletter (May 2015) Page(s) 13. Vol 36, No. 3. Includes photo(s).
Peter Holmes, President Bermuda Rose Society.
"Miss Attwood". This beautiful rose was first noticed growing in Miss Grace Atwood's garden on Serpentine Road by Jessica Cox in the 1960s and slips were taken. The original bush was lost due to road widening. Long, pointed, light apricot buds open into semi-double, slightly loose, 2 1/2 - 3in.(6 - 7.5cm) blooms of an exquisite light-to-medium apricot, tinged with lemony yellow. It blooms throughout the year, and has a light tea fragrance.
Newsletter (Apr 2014) Page(s) 20. No. 11.
John Hook. France. What Is The Next Step?
“Miss Atwood” identified as 'Souvenir de G. Drevet' (Tea, Guillot 1884)
p86. "Miss Atwood" ["Mme. Jules Gravereaux") Tea. Good, reliable rebloom. Outstanding fragrance. unknown, found [Provenance: Antique Rose Emporium; Bermuda]. Orange-blush flowers with recurved petals, very silky, opening flat, apricot blush at the edges orange-pink within; the colouring is very delicate, hinting at these stronger hues. Strongly Tea scented. One of the loveliest of the Bermuda mysteries.
p87. "Mme. Jules Gravereaux" (see "Miss Atwood"). The original HT of this name was a climber which we saw in 1990 at Castle Howard. The rose sent to this country by Peter Beales is the Tea rose we know as "Miss Atwood".
Book (15 Oct 2001) Page(s) 99.
Marijke Peterich. The Preservation of Old Garden Roses in Bermuda.
"[Bermuda] Miss Atwood". Discovered by Mrs. Jessica Cox and slipped by two of our Presidents, Mrs. Dora Smith (1966-69) and Lorna Mercer (1979-1981) and is now in many gardens. The original "Miss Atwood", as it was found in Miss Grace Atwood's garden on Serpentine Road, has been lost to road widening. The bush is medium-sized, about four to six ft (1.2 - 1.5 m). The leaves are green and semi glossy. The buds are long and pointed, showing a light apricot colour. They open into semi-double, rather loose, 2 1/2 - 3 inch (6- 7.5 cm) blooms of exquisite light-to-medium apricot, tinged with lemony yellow. This nearly thornless rose blooms throughout the year and has a light tea fragrance.
Book (3 Nov 1997) Page(s) 70. Includes photo(s).
Miss Atwood Description... semi-double, slightly loose, 2 1/2-3 in (6-7.5 cm) blooms of an exquisite light-to-medium apricot, tinged with lemony yellow...
Book (1992) Page(s) 17. Includes photo(s).
....the nearest I dare go is to say that the Bermudan "Miss Atwood", although taller, closely resembles my 'Arethusa'.
Book (1992) Page(s) 351.
"Miss Atwood". This large bush has double apricot-coloured flowers. Rather untidy when fully open but with a lovely fragrance. Mid-green foliage and large hips. This rose was found in the garden of a very old house belonging to Miss Atwood which has since been demolished. Continuous. Suitable for pots. Very fragrant. Availability limited. 6' x 4'. 1.8 x 1.2m .