'Liberty Bell ™' rose References
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 312.
Liberty Bell Hybrid Tea, pink blend, 1963, ('Freiheitsglocke'); Kordes, R. Description.
Book (1966) Page(s) 112.
Dr. A. S. Thomas. New Roses in Victoria.
Liberty Bell HT. (R. Kordes, 1963) More correctly 'Freiheitsglocke'. 'Schlosser's Brillant' x 'Kordes' Perfecta'. Huge red and cream bicoloured blooms of fifty petals opening to six inches in diameter. It can be very coarse in the Spring. Strong growth. Little perfume. Not recommended as a "garden" or "decorative" rose.
p15. Roy and Heather Rumsey, NSW. New Roses.
Liberty Bell HT. (R. Kordes) A bit of a disappointment. This rose is a pink with 'Kordes' Perfecta' type of growth. Nowhere near as good as 'Isabel de Ortiz'. We use the English name instead of "Freiheitsglocke'. ('Schlosser's Brillant' x 'Kordes' Perfecta').
p84. Dr. A. S. Thomas, New Roses in Victoria.
Liberty Bell HT. (Kordes, 1963) 'Schlosser's Brillant' x 'Kordes' Perfecta'. The raiser lists this rose under this name and as 'Freiheitsglocke'. This is against all rules but it seems that 'Liberty Bell' is to be recognised as the name. A huge bicolour which can be gross or, when a little smaller, most attractive. I dislike most bicolours, but this one appeals. Cardinal red (Horticultural Colour Chart of the R.H.S.) on the inside of each petal and a. lighter colouring (almost pink and gold) on the reverse. A fine show rose. Faintly perfumed. Strong plant.
Book (1964) Page(s) 160.
T. G. Stewart, Victoria. advertisement.
Roses for 1964. Liberty Bell