'Dainty Bess' rose References
Magazine (Sep 2008) Page(s) 19. Includes photo(s).
Jeff Wyckoff: Dainty Bess ....
Website/Catalog (2008) Page(s) 8. Includes photo(s).
Book (2000) Page(s) 190. Includes photo(s).
‘Dainty Bess’ =Hybride de Thé… grandes églantines odorantes, d’un soyeux rose tendre à revers plus soutenu, se parent d’étamines bordeaux…. larges bouquets… fort buisson à port dressé, au feuillage épais, vert intense… Archer, 1925.
Book (Apr 1999) Page(s) 28-29. Includes photo(s).
One of Rayford Reddell's choices for its cut-flowers... Introduced in 1925, 'Dainty Bess' has remained the most popular single-petaled Hybrid Tea ever since... Although each blossom has only five petals, they're broad, wavy at their edges, and deliciously fragrant...
Website/Catalog (4 Jan 1999) Page(s) 39. Includes photo(s).
Website/Catalog (Jun 1998) Page(s) 72. Includes photo(s).
Magazine (May 1997) Page(s) 20. Includes photo(s).
Book (1997) Page(s) 35.
Old-fashioned... fragrant pink flowers are large, have only five petals, and are filled with maroon stamens; upright canes reach 4 to 5 feet (1.2 to 1.5 m). 'Dainty Bess' does require several fungicide treatments beginning in early spring to maintain the foliage that provides the energy for repeat bloom.
Book (1996) Page(s) 28.
Dainty Bess Large-flowered (Hybrid Tea)... pale pink flowers with fimbriated petals, showing maroon stamens... Archer (England) 1925.
Book (1996) Page(s) 79.
Dainty Bess Large-flowered hybrid tea bush. It was an accepted practice in 1925 to call a five-petalled rose measuring 9 cm (3.5 in) across a hybrid tea. We would not so regard it today...