Website/Catalog (1945) Page(s) 19.
'Canary'. Pure yellow; excellent in bud. Good growth. Recommended.
Book (1944) Page(s) 12.
Leonard Hollis. Some of the Best Autumn Blooming Roses. ….However, perhaps the best massed effects in the autumn are achieved by such older varieties as ‘Christine’, ‘Mrs. Wemyss Quin’ and ‘Canary’, along with ‘Roslyn’, a very useful member of the modern school.
Book (1941) Page(s) 99.
Leonard Hollis. The Best of the Yellow Roses. ‘Canary’ Bright canary yellow, slightly flushed cerise on reverse of outer petals. The buds are long and pointed, opening into medium sized blooms of only moderate petalage. Glossy, disease resistant foliage, a good habit of growth and freedom of blooming, particularly in the Autumn, are combined in this attractive variety.
Book (1936) Page(s) 124.
Canary (HT) A. Dickson 1929; golden-yellow to canary-yellow, 3/4-full, high-centered, spral form, fragrance 4/10, floriferous, continuous bloom, growth 6/10, upright, well-branched. Sangerhausen
p203-5 J. G. Glassford. Roses in a Cold Greenhouse. Yellow Roses seem to grow especially well in Scotland, and I am enjoyng them greatly, for in the Manchester district few yellows thrive well. ‘Canary’ is a particularly good addition.
p238-2 Leonard Hollis. Roses in the Midlands. Some of the yellow Roses possess very glossy green foliage, bronze in the early stages, which seems to intensify the clear shades of the flowers. ‘Billy Boy’, ‘Canary’, ‘Christine’, ‘Golden Gleam’, ‘Mabel Morse’, ‘Mrs. Beatty’, ‘Mrs. Wemyss Quin’ and ‘Rev. F. Page-Roberts’ are outstanding examples of this characteristic.
Book (1934) Page(s) 177.
Leonard Hollis. Roses Near the Midland Towns. In shades of yellow my first choice would be ‘Christine’, which never fails to charm with its masses of perfectly-formed, medium sized blooms, throughout the Summer and Autumn months. We could do with a ‘Christine’ in every shade. I should also include a strong-growing yellow, with a constitution beyond question, and what variety is more reliable than ‘Mrs. Wemyss Quin’ in this role? Midway between these two comes ‘Canary’, a comparatively new comer, which nevertheless has merited and received favourable consideration. Although not so full as ‘Mable Morse’, the habit of growth and floriferous qualities are infinitely more to my liking.
Book (1931) Page(s) 226.
Trial Grounds No. 4132. A. Dickson & Sons. ‘Canary’. HT. Bright canary yellow. Fragrant. Vigorous.
Website/Catalog (1930) Page(s) 33.
New Roses 1930. Canary (HT. A. Dickson 1929) The buds are clear golden yellow, opening to canary yellow and paling to white in the last stages. In growth the plants resemble ‘Shot Silk’, but are more vigorous, while the flowers have the high pointed centre of the ideal show rose. Free blooming and very promising. 40 to 50 petals. 5/- each.
Book (1929) Page(s) 297.
Alex. Dickson advertisement. Hawlmark Pedigree Seedlings for 1929.
‘Canary’ (HT). Light golden yellow developing to canary yellow. One of our best introductions and the yellow bedder of the future. Resembles shot silk in growth and foliage, but rather more vigorous and with a few more petals. Sweetly scented. An excellent rose in every way and recommended with the greatest confidence.