'Evelyn Thornton' rose References
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 168.
Evelyn Thornton Polyantha. Bees 1919. 'Léonie Lamesch' x 'Mrs. W.H. Cutbush'... Flowers shell-pink deepening to salmon and lemon shaded orange
Book (1940) Page(s) 18.
Bees, Ltd., Sealand Nurseries, Chester, England ['Evelyn Thornton']
Book (1936) Page(s) 705.
Thornton, Evelyn (polyantha) Bees 1919; L. Lamesch X Mrs. W. H. Cutbush; glossy mother-of-pearl-salmon-pink, shaded lemon-orange, reverse lighter, base golden-yellow, medium size, double, open, lasting, in clusters of 10-25, fragrance 6/10, floriferous, continuous bloom, abundant large leathery foliage, lasting, growth 6/10, bushy. Sangerhausen
Book (1926) Page(s) 55.
Evelyn Thornton (Bees Ltd., 1919): single or nearly single flowers about an inch and a half across; pale pink and yellow, borne in very large branching clusters. To my mind it is the most beautiful of all Polyanthas before the charming color fades. It is a very much improved 'Eugenie Lamesch' (P. Lambert, 1899), from which it is descended and from which it has inherited a weakness of foliage.
Magazine (Jun 1922) Page(s) 315.
Concours de Roses Nouvelles de 1922 Réunion du Jury du 15 Juin 1922
Evelyn Thornton, de Bees. — Pol. à fleur moyenne. Bouton jaune paille passant au blanc. C'est G. de Feligonde en Poly.
Website/Catalog (1922) Page(s) 8.
Novelty Roses 1922
Evelyn Thornton (Poly.) (Bees Ltd.). Colour shell pink, deepening to salmon and lemon, with orange shading, a combination of tints, pleasing beyond measure; growth vigorous and perpetual blooming. A decorative Rose of great excellence, combining all the good points of its parents, Leonie Lamesch and Mrs. W. H. Cutbush. In strong sunlight the colours fade to white, but it still remains clean and attractive. Gold medal, N.R.S. 4/- each.