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'Lady Mann' rose References
Website/Catalog  (2012)  

Lady Mann, HT, pb, 1940, [Lorraine Lee × unknown], Clark, A.; flowers rosy salmon, large, dbl., cupped, borne in small clusters, moderate, tea fragrance; recurrent; foliage large, glossy
Book  (2010)  Page(s) 230.  Includes photo(s).
Adeline Mary Raleigh was born in Melbourne in 1884…..
Book  (2007)  Page(s) 47.  
Australian bred R. gigantea Hybrids. A review as at October 2006 by Laurie Newman (Australian registrar). The findings below are based on research of some of the writings of Alister Clark between 1924 and 1942. There are anomalies contained in the papers, but on balance I believe the list to be conclusive.
Firstly, there are the three listed in American Rose (Sept, 2006, page 9, namely,
Courier (MR11 LCl.)
Kitty Kininmonth (MR11 LCl.) and
Tonner’s Fancy (MR11 LCl.)
Add …Lorraine Lee Seedling
‘Lady Mann’ (MR 11 HT)
……My thanks are expressed to American Rose Society for inviting me to submit to the revised Gigantea Hybrid classification.
Magazine  (2005)  Page(s) 33. Vol 27, No. 3.  
Julie Lack. Alister Clark and Teas on the [Queensland] Downs. ‘Lady Mann’[*] does reasonably well for me. It is very much like ‘Queen Elizabeth’; very tall, a robust grower with pink loosely double blooms. Leaf health is only average. The most interesting thing about my ‘Lady Mann’ is the vermillion sport it carries, which not too surprisingly is a lot like ‘Scarlet Queen Elizabeth’.

[*This rose was later confirmed to be 'Scarlet Queen Elizabeth']
Newsletter  (2005)  Page(s) 9. Vol 14, No. 1.  
Beth Byrne, Monbulk Victoria. ….The hips of ‘Lady Mann’ alone are so huge that if I collected and planted all the seeds they contain, I would have pots from here to the main street!
Book  (2004)  Page(s) 103.  Includes photo(s).
‘Lady Mann’. Hybrid Tea – This rose is from Australia’s most famous rose breeder, Alister Clark, and was introduced in 1940. Like many of his roses it was named after one of his many distinguished female friends. It is not seen outside Australia. Lady Mann was [the] wife of Sir Frederick Mann, Chief Justice of Victoria (1935-44) and Lieutenant Governor of Victoria (1936-45). Long, pointed buds open to loosely double, deep rose pink flowers. There is a strong fragrance and the repeat is very quick and abundant. Foliage is plentiful, large and matt green on a vigorous, disease-resistant, very compact bush (Sport of ‘Lorraine Lee’) Zones 6-10
Newsletter  (2004)  Page(s) 17. Vol 13, No. 1.  
Peter Lavings. ….a friend of mine, Julie Lack, an avid rose grower let me have some buds of a ‘Super Star’ coloured sport on her ‘Lady Mann’[*]. I budded this and one must have “bud sported”, same colour but a David Austin style rose of 120 petals. Another cane on this bush has now sported same colour but floribunda style growth and only 60 petals. Of course it remains to be seen if these mutations are stable.

[*This rose was later confirmed to be 'Scarlet Queen Elizabeth']
Website/Catalog  (2002)  Page(s) 56.  
Lady Mann. 1940. (HT. Shrub), A hybrid of Lorraine Lee, looks similar at first glance, but is much a more healthy shrub and somehow looks much more refreshing. Strong Tea scent. Beautiful large shining foliage. Richer colour. Recurrent.
Website/Catalog  (2002)  Page(s) 13.  
Lady Mann (Hybrid Tea). 1937. Alister Clark. Bred from Lorraine Lee this shrub looks similar at first but is much more healthy and looks somehow more refreshing, with beautiful large shining foliage and more richly coloured flowers, recurrent; a very good rose.
Book  (2000)  Page(s) 65.  
Peter Lavings. Shrub Roses Symposium. Although not classed as shrubs I think it fitting to include here two of Alister Clark’s wonderful garden roses Lady Mann and Restless. Classed as hybrid teas but with shrub-like form they flower their heads off all season. Both have loose open blooms with good fragrance, the former pink and the latter dark crimson. They repeat flower constantly and in frost-free areas, if cut back in autumn, will flower on through winter.
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