'Gay Vista' rose References
Magazine (Sep 2009) Page(s) 71.
Gay Vista; S; lp, 1957; Published on page 178 Modern Roses 12; page 107, 2009 Official List; Horticultural Classification chaged to Polyantha (Pol)
Magazine (2001) Page(s) 6. vol 23, No. 2.
Patricia Davidson, Darling Downs. Another group I’ve had success with are the Reithmuller roses. Reithmuller was from Toowoomba and a relative of his here is trying to get people on the Downs interested. From cuttings I’ve grown the following. Large trusses of small single flowers: Gay Vista, pink; and .... The above roses all have Gartendirektor Otto Linne somewhere in their breeding and have the same leaf formation and long arching canes.
Website/Catalog (2000) Page(s) 5.
Gay Vista. Polyantha. 1957. Australia. Hedging. Single. Stamens prominent. Small flowers. Many blooms in clusters. Recurrent. 1.0m x 1.2m. dark pink.
Article (newsletter) (Mar 1999) Page(s) 1.
Gay Vista the author mentions importing this rose from Gandy's in the early 60s
Book (1999) Page(s) 36. Includes photo(s).
Gay Vista. 1957 Unknown breeding. Polyantha Bush rose. Single, bright pink flowers with white centres, in large clusters, fully recurrent. Mid green foliage, long narrow leaflets. Flower: 5 petals, 45 mm, 12 to 35. Bush: 1.25m x 1.25m.
Book (1999) Page(s) 262. Includes photo(s).
‘Gay Vista’. Modern. Modern Shrub. Light pink, repeat flowering. This variety can make quite a spectacle as it produces very large sprays of bloom on a substantial plant. The medium-sized flowers are single and open out from pointed buds to reveal petals that are rose-pink to deeper pink at the edges with creamy white centers. There can be as many as 50 pleasantly fragrant blooms in the cluster, and flowers continue to appear through summer and autumn. Suitable to grow in a border, as a specimen plant or as a hedge. It is vigorous, has an arching habit, and in the warm climates where it is mostly grown for sale it will grow about shoulder height with an adequate provision of tough green foliage. Zones 4-9. Riethmuller, Australia, 1957. Parentage unknown.
Book (1999) Page(s) 38.
Gay Vista. Riethmuller, Australia. 1957. Polyantha. Pink/white. [Available from] Cottage, Golden Vale, Gretchen, Honeysuckle, Reliable, Ross.
Book (Dec 1998) Page(s) 79.
['Amore' and others] such as 'Cara Bella', 'Gay Vista' and 'Honey Flow' were bred from 'Spring Song' by Frank Riethmuller of Sydney...
Website/Catalog (1998) Page(s) 9.
Gay Vista. Polyantha. 1957 Australia. Single. Stamens Prominent. Recurrent. 1.2m x 1.3m. Dark pink.
Website/Catalog (1997) Page(s) 11. Includes photo(s).
Gay Vista. 1957. Polyantha. Clusters of single deep pink blooms, centred white, on a low-growing and free-flowering bush to 1m x 1½m. Slightly fragrant.