'Mr. Chips' rose References
Book (Sep 1993) Page(s) 290. Includes photo(s).
Mister Chips Large-flowered. Patrick Dickson 1970. Description. Named for James Hilton's lovable schoolmaster Mr Chips... rather like 'Peace' in color, but richer in light yellow shaded with orange and cersie, all trimmed with raspberry-pink. Parentage: 'Grandpa Dickson' x 'Miss Ireland'
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 385.
Mr. Chips Hybrid Tea, yellow and orange, 1970, 'Grandma [sic] Dickson' x 'Miss Ireland'; Dickson, A. Description.
Book (1974) Page(s) 128. Includes photo(s).
Mister Chipps HT. (Grandpa Dickson x Miss Ireland). The moderate sized fragrant blooms are a soft deep gold colouring margined with cerise and are produced in large numbers on a compact bush. Raised by A. P. C. Dickson. (Block by courtesy S. Brundrett & Sons)
p60. Roy and Heather Rumsey, NSW. New Roses.
Mister Chips HT. (Dickson). Yellow edged pink. The good quality blooms are produced freely on a nice compact plant. Good foliage, and fragrant flowers of good form, will ensure that there is a place in the garden for this new cultivar which has about forty petals.
p147. Dr. A. S. Thomas Victoria. The New Ones.
Mister Chips. HT. (Dickson, 1970). The medium sized perfectly formed blooms have about 30 petals of deep golden yellow edged with red and cerise. Fairly strongly scented. The long erect stems are red. Growth and foliage are excellent. This is one of the most beautiful roses that I have ever seen and it is a truly all-purpose type. Within a very short time this must become one of the world's few top roses. As compared and contrasted with 'Susan' (reported later in these notes) the colour is deeper, the petals are firmer, the bloom is smaller, the foliage is more shiny and there are less thorns than on an average hybrid tea, which cannot be said of 'Susan'! The use of the word "Mister" is forbidden by the rules of nomenclature except in the instances of established personalities spoken of habitually in that way, e.g. 'Mister Lincoln' and 'Mister Bluebird.' In such usages the title must be spelt out in full and not abbreviated to "Mr."