'Viscountess Folkestone' rose References
Book (2006) Page(s) 230.
‘Viscountess Folkestone’ HT. Good reliable rebloom. Outstanding fragrance. Habit 5 [refer p180 for diagram of bush. Description says: e.g. ‘Lady Ursula’ Among the more robust growers we find a type that is moderate of cane, growing very densely and tall] Bennett, 1886. [Provenance: Schultheis]. Blush-peach flowers are such a soft pastel they often read as white from a distance. We were delighted to finally receive this correct version of the Viscountess from Schultheis of Germany. It corresponds exactly to the ‘Viscountess Folkestone’ given us by Ruth Knopf which she received from Marie Butler; that turns out to be the climbing ‘Viscountess Folkestone’ or ‘Gainsborough’ as it was called.j
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 628.
Viscountess Folkestone Hybrid Tea, pink blend, 1886, Bennett. Description.
Book (Jun 1992) Page(s) 272.
Viscountess Folkestone Hybrid Tea. Bennett, 1886. [Author cites information from different sources.]
Book (Jun 1992) Page(s) 326.
Viscountess Folkestone Hybrid Tea. Henry Bennett 1886
Book (1940) Page(s) 19.
Henry Bennett, Shepperton, England. 'Viscountess Folkestone'
Book (1936) Page(s) 269.
Folkestone, Viscountess (HT) Bennett 1886; cream-pink, center deep salmon-pink, very large, double, fragrance 8/10, floriferous, continuous bloom, autumn-bloomer, growth 7/10, upright. Sangerhausen
Book (1935) Page(s) 50.
Frank Penn, New Zealand. Roses for Decorative Purposes. ….while for great vases or bowls one may use the giant flowering sorts like ‘Sachsengruss’, ‘Mrs. Wakefield Christie-Miller’, ‘Viscountess Folkestone’ etc.
Book (1933) Page(s) 68.
[T. A. Stewart] Editor. Ye Olde Time Roses. Among varieties that still find a place in the garden are…. ‘Viscountess Folkestone’ flesh pink…. All these Roses are worth preserving
Book (1930) Page(s) 267.
‘Viscountess Folkestone’ HT (Bennett, 1886) Flower large, full, lasting, sweetly fragrant, creamy silver-pink, center deep salmon-pink, borne on short, average-length stem. Foliage glossy, bronze-green, mildews. Growth vigorous, upright; abundant, intermittent bloomer all season.
Book (1928) Page(s) 28.
Thomas Hogg. Old Memories. Dear old conservatives still joy in ‘Wm Shean’ and ‘Mildred Grant’. ‘Viscountess Folkestone’, ‘Antoine Rivoire’ and ‘Mme. Abel Chatenay’ are still splendid garden roses,