'Mrs. Wakefield Christie-Miller' rose References
Magazine (2019) Page(s) 49. Vol 41, No. 1..
Margaret Furness. Tea, Noisette and China Mislabels in Australia.
The rose said to be Duchesse d’Albe is the HT Mrs Wakefield Christie-Miller.
Book (Apr 1999) Page(s) 557.
Mrs. Wakefield Christie-Miller Hybrid Tea. Samuel McGredy (Portadown, Ireland) 1909
Website/Catalog (1999) Page(s) 23.
Mrs. Wakefield Christie-Miller. 1909. A truly lovely rose, fragrant, rather like a delicate airy light pink paeony. Utterly charming and a collector’s rose. (Not to be mistaken with Lady Mary Fitzwilliam with which it was being confused both abroad and in Australia). Flowers generously in several flushes during the season and is a traffic stopper when she does.
Book (Sep 1993) Page(s) 297. Includes photo(s).
Mrs. Wakefield Christie-Miller Large-flowered. Sam McGredy II 1909. Description... large, fragrant, two-toned pink blooms. Parentage unknown.
Book (Sep 1993) Page(s) 246.
'Mrs. Wakefield Christie-Miller' is sometimes sold as 'Lady Mary Fitzwilliam'...
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 401.
Mrs. Wakefield Christie-Miller Hybrid Tea, blush shaded salmon, reverse vermilion-rose, 1909, McGredy. Description.
Book (1993) Page(s) 155. Includes photo(s).
Mrs. Wakefield Christie-Miller. A hybrid tea with fine glossy foliage. Raised by McGredy in Northern Ireland, launched 1907. Repeat flowering. Height to 60 cm (2 ft) Fragrant.
Book (Jun 1992) Page(s) 270.
Mrs. Wakefield Christie-Miller Hybrid Tea. McGredy, 1909. [Author cites information from different sources.]
1912 Les Plus Belles Roses au Debut du XX e Siecle, by Soc. Nat. d’Horticulture de France.
“Silvery pink shaded salmon; exterior light vermilion pink; flower very large, full, peony-shaped; very floriferous; very vigorous.” (Cx)
1916 The Rose Book by H. H. Thomas
“Blush, shaded salmon. The flowers open out like a big tree Paeony, and are most decorative. They are produced on erect, strong growths.” (OM)
1918 American Rose Annual
“Growth, fairly good; lacks in blooming; color and form not of best.” (ARA 18/117)
1918 American Rose Annual
“Tall, bushy, vigorous, hardy; foliage very plentiful, black-spots very much, bloom abundant, continuous.” (ARA18/127)
1920 The Practical Book of Outdoor Rose Growing, by Captain George C. Thomas, 1920
“Soft pearly blush, shaded salmon; outside of petal clear vermilion rose; loosely built with petals of good size.” (Th)
1921 American Rose Annual
“28 to 57 blooms per season.” (ARA21/92)
1924 American Rose Annual
“Does exceedingly well here (Denver, Colorado), especially in hot weather.” (ARA24/95)
Book (May 1992) Page(s) 394.
Mrs. Wakefield Christie-Miller Hybrid Tea. McGredy (UK) 1909... soft pink-shaded-salmon with brighter reverses...
Book (1983) Page(s) 109.
Mrs. Wakefield Christie-Miller (1909) A more recent introduction to this family. Its colours are palish pink with deeper shadings and the contrast of the two colours is very attractive. The flowers are full and pointed and quite double, and the plant grows to a medium height.