'Top Marks' rose References
Website/Catalog (2007) Page(s) 31. Includes photo(s).
Website/Catalog (23 Oct 1998) Page(s) 27. Includes photo(s).
Top Marks (FRYministar) Patio Rose. Fryer 1992. Vivid orange-vermilion small blooms... borne in clusters...
Book (1997) Page(s) 123, 124. Includes photo(s).
p. 123: [Photo]
[. 124: Top Marks (Fryministar, Patio 1992) Breeder: Gareth Fryer, England... [a] different and unusual patio rose... The colour is unusually bright and the bloom last for a long time because of the large number of petals...
Book (1996) Page(s) 83.
Top Marks (FRYministar) Dwarf-Cluster-Flowered (Patio) bush... double orange-vermilion rosettes... RNRS Gold Medal 1990. Fryer (England) 1992. The name is linked to Marks & Spencer, and also reflects its high pointing in trials.
Book (1995) Page(s) 71. Includes photo(s).
... sometimes listed as a Miniature rose but really it is a Patio type, which means it is a small Floribunda... orange-vermilion flowers... little scent...
Book (1993) Page(s) 234. Includes photo(s).
Top Marks. Miniature. Fryer (Britain) 1992. Repeats. Height: 60 cm (2 ft.) Some scent.
Book (1991) Page(s) 20.
C.P. Horner, Awards to Rose Seedlings in Great Britain in 1990.
Gold Medals were also awarded to the as yet unnamed FRYminister, a very bright orange red Miniature raised by Fryers. It was a splendid show throughout the season. Unfortunately I could not detect even the slightest scent. In spite of this I am convinced that this vivid Miniature rose will be very popular for many years to come.
Interestingly the International Trials Committee and the public were very much in agreement. ....and the Gold Medal Winner placed 5th for their appeal by the enthusiastic visitors to the garden.