'Gay Princess' rose References
Book (Aug 2002) Page(s) 42.
Book (Sep 1993) Page(s) 188. Includes photo(s).
Gay Princess Cluster-flowered. Eugene Boerner. Description... shell-pink flowers, excellent for cutting. Parentage: 'Spartan' x 'The Farmer's Wife'
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 202.
Gay Princess Floribunda, blush-pink, 1967, 'Spartan' x 'The Farmer's Wife'; Boerner. Description.
p27. Roy and Heather Rumsey, NSW. New Roses.
Gay Princess Floribunda. (Boerner) The pale pink, fragrant blooms have soft salmon hue and are most beautifully shaped Hybrid Tea type blooms. They are double and of excellent quality. The petals drop cleanly, and the clusters are good, but there are some solitary blooms as well. The medium height, bushy plants are free flowering. (Spartan x The Farmer's Wife.)
p151 Dr. Thomas, [Victoria]. The New Ones.
Gay Princess, Florib. (Boerner, 1967). (Spartan x The Farmer's Wife) By N.R.S.V. current classification this is a very fine Floribunda of Type C - that is, flowers usually borne singly with or without a couple of side buds. The large blush-pink double blooms, at times, could be of show standard. They last well and are scented. Good foliage and vigorous upright growth.