'Fortuna' rose References
Book (Apr 1999) Page(s) 366.
Fortuna Hybrid Musk. Pemberton 1927. Parentage: 'Lady Pirrie' (Hybird Tea) x 'Nur-Mahal' (Hybrid Musk). The author cites information from different sources... very large, semi-double flowers of apple-blossom-pink, almost scarlet in bud...
Magazine (1992) Page(s) 18. Vol 14, No. 1.
Hazel Le Rougetel: Under Florence [Pemberton], with Ann hybridizing, 'Felicia' and 'Robin Hood' were introduced. Jack [Bentall] remembered Ann's delight when she was personally given the Gold Medal won by the pink 'Fortuna' in 1927.
[Reprinted from BARB NEWS AND VIEWS]
Book (1988) Page(s) 120.
Jack [Bentall] discovered some papers relating to the 1930s; an order from the Earl of Buchan at Virginia Water of 1935, he thinks for planting at the golf course, of some 200 Hybrid Musks, including four dozen 'Fortuna', a soft pink awarded in 1927 a NRS Gold Medal (the trophy passed to Ann)....
Website/Catalog (1938) Page(s) 15.
Fortuna (Pemberton 29). Continuous-blooming cluster-rose, china-pink, semi-double, large, 8 cm. diameter, fragrant; short, large and good autumn rose.
Book (1936) Page(s) 274.
Fortuna (hybrid moschata) Pemberton 1927; soft china-pink, pink and white veined and flecked, 8 cm., semi-double, large clusters, fragrance 5/10, floriferous, continuous bloom, good autumn bloom, growth 6/10, bushy, short. Sangerhausen
Book (1929) Page(s) 312.
J. H. Pemberton advertisement. Pemberton's New Pedigree Roses. For distribution in 1929.
'Fortuna' (Hybrid Musk). A perpetual flowering Cluster Rose, colour soft china pink, semi-single, blooms four and a half inches across, growth dwarf shrub, bedding, fragrant, good in Autumn. Price 5/-
p176. A. H,. Pearson. Show of New Roses. There were four gold medals awarded. These to
'Fortuna' Hybrid Musk (J. H. Pemberton), a large, semi-double pale pink flower, slightly musk scented; habit, dwarf bush.
p255. Editor. The New Roses of 1927. 'Fortuna' (H. Musk). Mr. J. H. Pemberton. A large semi-double Rose for its type, produced in clusters. The colour is pale pink, flushed white. Musk scented. The habit appears to be fairly vigorous, and it should make a very pretty specimen bush.