'Frensham' rose References
Article (magazine) (2008) Page(s) 62.
Book (Aug 2002) Page(s) 42.
Article (magazine) (Jun 1999) Page(s) 70. Includes photo(s).
Book (Dec 1998) Page(s) 254. Includes photo(s).
Frensham Cluster-flowered/Floribunda. Norman (UK) 1946. Probably 'Miss Edith Cavell' x 'Edgar Andrew'... This rose set the standard of excellence for red cluster-flowered Roses for over 30 years... one of the great roses of the 1940s and 1950s, it was probably the first really popular red cluster-flowered Rose...
Book (1996) Page(s) 103. Includes photo(s).
Frensham Cluster-flowered floribunda bush... called a hybrid polyantha at the time of its introduction... For ten years this remained the British market leader [in the floribunda class], then it suffered a steep decline [due to its susceptibility to powdery mildew]... heavily thorned... The amateur raiser named it after the Surrey town close to his home. Norman 1946
Book (Sep 1993) Page(s) 183. Includes photo(s).
Frensham Cluster-flowered. Albert Norman (England) 1946. Description... In cool climates 'Frensham' has long been an outstanding rose... clusters of warm crimson flowers. Parentage: unnamed seedling x 'Crimson Glory'
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 194.
Frensham Floribunda, dark red, 1946, Floribunda seedling x 'Crimson Glory'; Norman. Description.
Book (1993) Page(s) 170. Includes photo(s).
A Floribunda that is often found in old gardens. Raised by Norman in Britain, launched by Harkness 1946. (Seedling x 'Crimson Glory') Flowers continuously. Slightly susceptible to blackspot. Height: 120 cm (4 ft.)
Book (1988) Page(s) 22.
Prominent in Britain … scarlet-crimson … bushy, vigorous … A great asset was its lack of seed pods, enabling it to repeat its blooms even if spent flower heads were not removed.
Website/Catalog (1982) Page(s) 49.
Frensham A good hedging rose of bright red. Very thorny and vigorous. Mildews rather badly these days. Tall. Norman 1946.