'Mrs. Arthur Robert Waddell' rose References
Magazine (2008) Page(s) 51, Vol 30, No. 4.
Pat Toolan. The Redeemer Lutheran School held an Open Garden in November where I again showed the different rose groups and spoke about many of the Barossa found roses....It was here that I had an update on the mother plant of "Grandma Loffler's Rose". This rose is the same as the "Molesworth Tea" - both have been identified as the 1908 Pernetiana by Pernet-Ducher 'Mrs. Arthur Robert Waddell'.
Magazine (2008) Page(s) 8. Vol 30, No. 2. Includes photo(s).
p7. Photo 'Mrs. A. R. Waddell'.
p8. Lynne Chapman, Noelene Drage, Di Durston, Jenny Jones, Hillary Merrifield and Billy West. When is a Tea Not a Tea?
Hybrid Teas with Tea-like qualities are among the most beautiful of garden roses and some of these have survived in neglected gardens for many years, becoming large shrubs and flowering well into winter. When rediscovered they tended to be given study names which reflected their likeness to Tea roses, for example the “Molesworth Tea” which proved to the Hybrid Tea ‘Mrs. A. R. Waddell’. ‘Mrs. A. R. Waddell’ with its tea-scented blooms of apricot, copper and pink and its graceful habit, has a timeless appeal and has been sold in recent years as both the “Molesworth Tea” and ‘Portadown Fragrance’. Its other claim to fame is as a parent with R. wichur(ai)ana, of the rambler ‘Albertine’.
Book (2006) Page(s) 214.
'Mrs. Arthur Robert Waddell' ('Mrs. A. R. Waddell'). HT. Good reliable rebloom. Moderate fragrance. Habit: 1 [low] . Pernet-Ducher, 1909. Provenance: [HRG]. Faintly scented of apricots, semi-double blooms of informal abandon in large sprays. Salmon opening salmon-buff, fading to pale peach with coppery-pink stamens. This has the charm and effect of a large-flowered Tea rose. We have doubts about the identity of this cultivar.
Book (2002) Page(s) 8.
“Molesworth Tea’ syn. Unknown orig. Long pointed buds of rich apricot open to loosely double apricot flowers which pale to blended pinks. To 1.5m.
Book (2000) Page(s) 142.
'Mrs. Arthur Robert Waddell'. HT. Good reliable rebloom. Moderate fragrance. Size 1. (Eg. ‘California’. Low, rather twiggy shrubs that may be as broad as they are tall. These are among the best HTs for planting in containers.) Pernet-Ducher, 1909. Provenance: HRG. Faintly scented of apricots, semi-double blooms of informal abandon in large sprays. Salmon-opening salmon-buff, fading to pale peach with coppery-pink stamens. This has the charm and effect of a large-flowered Tea rose.
Book (Apr 1999) Page(s) 559.
Mrs. Arthur Robert Waddell Pernetiana. Joseph Pernet-Ducher 1908
Book (1999) Page(s) 64.
'Mrs. Arthur Robert Waddell' [not listed]
p64. “Molesworth Tea Rose ROR” . Unknown. Tea. apricot. Available from: Hilltop.
Book (Nov 1994) Page(s) 238.
'Mrs. A.R. Waddell' a coppery Hybrid Tea.
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 393.
Mrs. Arthur Robert Waddell Hybrid Tea, reddish salmon, reverse rosy scarlet, 1909, Pernet-Ducher. Description.
Book (1953) Page(s) 54.
Alison Madden, Healesville. Our home is just opposite the Sir Colin McKenzie Sanctuary, Healesville, Victoria, so the peace of the garden is often disturbed by the howling of dingoes or drumming of emus. For several years it was our custom to keep the cuscus in rose petals. A cuscus looks a mixture of a large possum and a monkey. It is apricot coloured with a pink nose and has to live in a tropical house. His favourite diet is rose petals which is rather surprising as he is a native of New Guinea and would not find many rose petals at his disposal there. When an S.O.S. came from the Sanctuary that the cuscus was almost fainting for want of nourishment, I used to drop whatever I was doing and seize a sugar bag and pair of secateurs and advance upon the rose bushes. First port of call was always a huge old bush of 'Mrs. A. R. Waddell' that has rioted in this garden for over 25 years. When a rosarian came to give a pruning demonstration in the garden to the local Horticultural Society he gave one horrified look and said, “I won’t touch that!” I’m sure if our President were to catch sight of it he would at once rush for a sheet and his camera and later in the year the members of our Society would see this photograph and be told that it was exactly what a rose should not look like! Mrs. Waddell wouldn’t care; she can always be relied upon to provide thirty blooms for poor Mr. Cuscus and she knows I have the greatest affection for her. At times when her more fashionable and aristocratic sisters are having a little rest, three of her blooms floating in a big blue bowl on a black table grace our sitting room and make a lovely splash of apricot..... [Mrs. Madden goes on to mention other roses]. Thus the cuscus had a great variety of petals and perhaps to him when he joyfully contemplated a heaped dish, the different colours were as attractive as hundreds and thousands are to children. The cuscus has now died of old age and has not been replaced. I wonder if our roses will suffer from not having the dead blooms removed so regularly to feed the hungry.