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Favourite Roses: 150 Garden Classics
(1996)  Page(s) 119.  Includes photo(s).
 
Anna Ford HARpiccolo) Dwarf cluster-flowered patio bush. This may well come to be considered the first of the modernpatio roses... In the US, where the patio class is not recognised, it would be known as a miniature... [the blooms] value lies in their massed colour effect and the constancy with which they are produced from summer to late autumn... Anna Ford, well known from British televisio9n, chose this rose to bear her name on a visit to Chelsea Show. It won the highest award in the British Rose Trials in 1981, plus Gold Medals in Genoa and Glasgow. Harkness 1980
(1996)  Page(s) 97.  Includes photo(s).
 
Anne Harkness (HARkaramel) Cluster-flowered floribunda bush. The rose was named for th elder daughter of Peter Harkness to mark her twenty-first birthday. Harkness 1980
(1996)  Page(s) 38-39.  Includes photo(s).
 
Heritage ('Roberta', AUSblush) Large-flowered shrub. Austin 1984
 
(1996)  Page(s) 43.  Includes photo(s).
 
Mary Rose (AUSmary) Large-flowered shrub) Austin 1983
 
(1996)  Page(s) 38.  Includes photo(s).
 
Graham Thomas (AUSmas) Large-flowered shrub. Austin 1983... Gardeners of two centuries ago would have rubbed their eyes and pinched themselves at the sight of this rich yellow variety, with its big scented blooms quartered in the style of the old garden roses, giving flower from summer to autumn...
(1996)  Page(s) 21.  Includes photo(s).
 
Quatre Saisons ('Autumn Damask', 'Four Seasons', 'Damascena bifera'. R. damascena semperflorens, 'Rose of Castile') Damask shrub... thought to be a cross between R. gallica and R. moschata (though in place of the last named, R. abyssinica has recently been suggested by Ivan Louette of Belgium as more likely, because... it repeats...
(1996)  Page(s) 32, 33.  Includes photo(s).
 
Page 32: Ballerina Polyantha shrub... at a distance the clusters could be taken for hydrangeas...
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(1996)  Page(s) 78.  Includes photo(s).
 
Big Purple ('Nuit d'Orient', 'Stephens' Big Purple', STEbigpu) large-flowered hybrid tea bush. Size, colour and scent are the great assets of this rose... a rich beetroot-purple colour... Stephens 1987
(1996)  Page(s) 58-59.  Includes photo(s).
 
Breath of Life (HARquanne) Large-flowered hybrid tea climber. People love this rose for its rare colour, apricot to apricot-pink. The blooms are... excellent for cutting... an all-purpose trouble-free climber of upright growth for pillar, wall or fence... Requires winter protection in harsh climates. The name was chosen by The Royal College of Midwives in London as the result of a naming competition, to mark their Centenary year. Harkness 1982.
(1996)  Page(s) 78-79.  Includes photo(s).
 
Brigadoon (JACpal) Large-flowered hybrid tea bush. The lovely colour of this rose is a combination of blush at the centre and strawberry red towards the petal edges, the reddish tones becoming more pronounced in the later stages...
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