'Mrs. Oakley-Fisher' rose References
Website/Catalog (1999) Page(s) 41.
'Mrs. Oakley Fisher'. Cant 1921. One of the most sought after roses in our gardens with masses of large exquisite single flowers in pure silken apricot. The scent is sweet and fresh, the foliage plum coloured when young. Simply beautiful.
Book (Dec 1998) Includes photo(s).
p418. 'Mrs. Oakley Fisher'. Modern, large-flowered hybrid tea. Deep yellow, repeat-flowering. This rose has buds of rich orange with random red flushes that open to buff copper flowers with golden stamens. The fragrant, single florets are borne in clusters on stems that often appear to have a weak appearance. It can be trained to resemble a lower-growing shrub rather than a tall Large-flowered rose. ‘Mrs. Oakley Fisher’ has endured for almost 75 years because of its charming flowers, which are set against a background of beautiful bronze, disease-resistant foliage. This classic rose has been described by various writers as a Large-flowered Rose, a Cluster-flowered Rose and a shrub rose. Zones 5-10. Cant, UK 1921. Parentage unknown. National Rose Society Certificate of Merit 1921, Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden merit 1993.
Website/Catalog (Jun 1998) Page(s) 72. Includes photo(s).
Book (1996) Page(s) 57.
'Mrs. Oakley Fisher'. Large flowered. (HT) bush; cupped to flat single 3in (7cm) flowers of orange, flushed copper, are borne through summer and autumn on spindly 30 x 30 in (75 x 75cm) plants, with sparse bronzy foliage; pleasing scent. Certificate of merit 1921. Award of Garden Merit. B. R. Cant, England 1921. Large flowered.
Book (1995) Page(s) 43.
Mrs. Oakley Fisher On the house terrace [of Mount Stewart, see Gardens] formal clipped bays are interrupted by beds of the apricot-flowered bush rose 'Mrs. Oakley Fisher'. These roses are underplanted with bronze-leaved Crocosmia 'Solfatare' with apricot-yellow flowers on 60 cm (2 ft) stems and pale blue Salvia patens 'Cambridge Blue'...
Book (Nov 1994) Page(s) 188.
'Mrs. Oakley Fisher'. Cant, UK 1921. In the gardens of those who admire single-flowered roses, in constant flower through the season, borne on a large shrub, this exquisite variety is not overlooked. Shapely buds open into 5-petalled blooms of soft buff-yellow, deliciously fragrant. At Sissinghurst Castle, Kent, it achieves some 5 feet by 5 feet. Strictly a Hybrid Tea, but it fits well with roses in this chapter (Shrub roses), providing much-needed yellow, or would assort with Hybrid Musks.
Book (Sep 1993) Page(s) 295. Includes photo(s).
Mrs. Oakley Fisher Large-flowered. Cants of Colchester 1921. Description... apricot-yellow. Parentage unknown.
Book (Jun 1993) Page(s) 30. Includes photo(s).
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 399.
Mrs. Oakley Fisher Hybrid Tea, deep orange-yellow, single, 1921, Cant, B.R. Description.
Book (Feb 1993) Page(s) 200. Includes photo(s).
Mrs. Oakley Fisher Large-flowered hybrid tea. Parentage: unknown. England 1921. Description and cultivation... flowers: single, orange-yellow flushed red...