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'Dainty Bess' rose References
Book  (Mar 1995)  Page(s) 3.  Includes photo(s).
Dainty Bess Description... the most beautiful and enduring single-petaled hybrid tea...
Book  (Sep 1993)  Page(s) 139.  Includes photo(s).
Dainty Bess Large-flowered. Parentage: 'Ophelia' x 'K. of K.'. W.E.B. Archer & Daughter 1926. Description... five wide petals, pale soft pink, with maroon stamens at their centre and fragrant too...
Book  (Jun 1993)  Page(s) 58-59.  Includes photo(s).
Dainty Bess Archer 1925. Description... a single rose with silvery-pink flowers and rich maroon stamens...
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 121.  
Dainty Bess Hybrid Tea, light pink, 1925, 'Ophelia' x 'Kitchener of Khartoum'; Archer. Description.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 180.  Includes photo(s).
Dainty Bess Large-flowered hybrid tea. Parentage: 'Ophelia' x 'Kitchener of Khartoum'. England 1925. Description and cultivation. A single, five-petalled rose of soft pink with a central cluster of wine-coloured stamens.
Book  (Jun 1992)  Page(s) 262.  
Dainty Bess Hybrid Tea, Archer, 1925. Parentage: 'Ophelia' x 'K. of K.'. [Author cites information from different sources.]
Book  (Jun 1992)  Page(s) 326.  
Dainty Bess Hybrid Tea. Archer 1925
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 127.  Includes photo(s).
Dainty Bess Hybrid Tea. Archer 1925. Exceptionally hardy. Parentage: 'Ophelia' x 'K. of K.'
Website/Catalog  (1986)  Page(s) 15.  
Dainty Bess..... 2 x 2’. 
Website/Catalog  (1983)  Page(s) 16.  

Dainty Bess. (Hybrid Tea). A lovely variety from the 20’s, for those who appreciate single roses. Five, ragged-edged petals of soft pink combine superbly with the golden brown stamens to form a lovely flower of some 3” across, borne in clusters or singly.  1925.  (C) 3 x 2’.

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