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Beales (1936-2013), Peter

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Rose breeder   Listing last updated on 11 Feb 2020.
United Kingdom
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Peter Beales (July 22, 1936 - January 26, 2013)

[From The Rose Summer 2002 (RNRS):] At the April 2002 Annual General Meeting of the Royal National Rose Society, Peter Beales was confirmed as President-elect for the years 2003-2005.]

[From Old Garden Roses in Summer, by Nigel Pratt, p. 40:] Peter is known world-wide for his enormous collection of old, rare and species roses and for his great encyclopaedic works on roses now brought out by Harvill in one large volume...

[From Roses: An Illustrated Encyclopaedia and Grower's Handbook>, by Peter Beales, p. 3: Peter Beales writing about himself...] I did not become a rose grower until the age of sixteen...

[Ibid, p. 37: Peter Beales' first rose] was 'Pinta' in 1973, a shapedly, smallish-flowered creamy-white with Sweet Briar perfume. It came as a big surprise since, at the time, [Beales] was seeking a red. 'Royal Smile', named for Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, on her eightieth birthday, and introduced in 1980... a blush-white, also with a very strong scent... does well in warmer climates...

[From A Heritage of Roses, by Hazel le Rougetel, p. 138: Peter Beales is] a nurseryman with probably the largest collection of old and species roses in the world...

See also Peter Beales Roses.

See also Authors: Peter Beales.

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