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'Mrs. R.M. Finch' rose References
Website/Catalog  (13 Jan 2019)  
*Mrs. R M Finch. Medium, double, cupped. Pale pink. Often incorrectly confused with, sold or grown as Alister Clark’s ‘Australia Felix’, which it most definitely is not. 1.5m  
Book  (31 Mar 2010)  
'Mrs R. M. Finch' Pol, mp, 1923, Finch; flowers rosy pink, becoming lighter, medium, dbl., borne in large clusters; bushy growth. [Orléans Rose × unknown]. Roses in Review: Garden Rating: 8.8 Exhibition Rating:
Book  (2 Nov 2003)  Page(s) 20.  
Barbara May and Jane Zammit.  Rookwood Cemetery Roses.  
Identified Rookwood Roses. Australia Felix, Borderer, Mrs. Herbert Stevens (climbing) and Mrs. R. M. Finch now only remain in the Long Garden, the original site plants having been lost. 
Website/Catalog  (2003)  Page(s) 107.  
p88 Pol. rrr (good reliable rebloom). Fragrance - nil. Habit 4 (e.g. La Marne). Finch, 1923. Unknown Provenance. Rosy-pink paling at the center, lighter with age or warm weather, cupped petals creating a bowl, flowers in clusters of 7-10, glossy healthy foliage. This shortish plant (3’ in time) is prolific of bloom and a rose I use often in landscaping; it is always rewarding as a garden plant, the sprays holding well when cut.

p107 line drawing showing prickly pedicels
Book  (2000)  Page(s) 150.  Includes photo(s).
Mike Shoup: 'Mrs. R. M. Finch', 1923. Polyantha. This Polyantha rose is extremely vigorous and will outgrow its best kept height of 3 to 4 feet if left unchecked. Large trusses of cupped, semi-double, bright, rose pink blooms, occur in mass during spring and fall. Flowers fade slightly as they age, blurring pinks to white as in an impressionist's painting. We utilized its intense show of color around a gazebo, a focal point in our garden. Her size, color, and shape allows 'Mrs. R. M. Finch' to mix easily with other roses, yarrow, hollyhock, and salvia.
Book  (1999)  Page(s) 25.  Includes photo(s).
We have no information concerning R. M. Finch. ‘Mrs. R. M. Finch’ – 1923. Orleans Rose cross. Polyantha Bush rose. Double, cupped, fragrant, rosy pink flowers fading cream, in clusters, fully recurrent. Smooth, leathery foliage. Low bushy growth. Few prickles. Flower: 30 petals, 50mm, 1 to 12. Bush 1m x 1m.
Magazine  (1996)  Page(s) 2. Vol 18, No. 1.  
Noelene Drage: "My earliest memories of roses was a bed of polyantha roses in a garden at Naraling, in the dry wheatbelt east of Geraldton, WA in the late 1930s. Unfortunately the only name that is lurking in my memory is 'Mrs. R. M. Finch (1923) ......"
Book  (1996)  Page(s) 97.  
Mrs. R. M. Finch. Finch. Australia. 1923. Polyantha. Pink. (Available from: ) Duncan, Golden Vale, Honeysuckle, John’s World.
Book  (1995)  Page(s) 55.  Includes photo(s).
Newsletter  (1994)  Page(s) 15. No. 3, No. 4.  
Mrs. R. M. Finch. Poly. 1923. Finch, NSW, Orleans Rose x ?
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