Book (2002) Page(s) 23.
Book (2000) Page(s) 97. Includes photo(s).
‘Avon’ = Hybride de Thé. Son aptitude à conserver son coloris intact a fait le succès de cette rose… Bien droite sur sa longue tige… cœur turbiné… s’épanouit en grande corolle un peu floue, au parfum pénétrant... feuillage vert franc et ferme… Il se plaît mieux en climat chaud et sec, la fraîcheur humide le rendant sensible à l’oïdium. Morey US 1961.
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 35.
Avon® Hybrid Tea, dark red, 1961, 'Nocturne' x 'Chrysler Imperial'; Morey. Description.
Book (Feb 1993) Page(s) 171. Includes photo(s).
Avon Large-flowered hybrid tea. Parentage: 'Nocturne' x 'Chrysler Imperial'. United States 1961. Description and cultivation... a great favourite in Australia where it is one of the best-loved red roses... large and well-formed high-centred blooms 10 cm (4 in) across... an excellent cutting rose...
Book (1990) Page(s) 62.
Ted Phillips, Rosanna, Victoria. Some of the Darker Reds and Others.
Avon I have always liked the summer and autumn flowers of this one, but always had nothing but blind shoots in the spring. Over the last few years I have observed a bed of approximately thirty plants which have few blind shoots in the spring. A good strong plant with plenty of flowers but the colour is lighter and duller than the preceding cultivars. Form can be to specimen bloom standard; flowers look good in a mixed colour arrangement but make a rather ordinary exhibition bunch.
Book (1966) Page(s) 123.
Roy and Heather Rumsey, Dural NSW. Our Twelve Best Sellers.
Avon A nice red, of good shape and highly perfumed. It is a rose which is held very well on a good strong stem, with no side buds. The foliage is strong and disease-resistant, and the bushes flower quite well in our garden.
Book (1965) Page(s) 82.
Dr. A. S. Thomas, New Roses in Victoria.
Avon HT. (Morey, 1961) 'Nocturne' x 'Chrysler Imperial'. A fine, big, deep crimson show rose. Not a particularly free bloomer. Fairly strong perfume. Good plant.
p12. Roy and Heather Rumsey, NSW.
New Roses. Avon HT. (D. Morey) Very nice buds of non-fading bright red. The foliage is good and the growth likewise. It is highly fragrant and performed very well for us. There are 30 petals. ('Nocturne' x 'Chrysler Imperial').
p157 Hazlewood Nurseries Pty. Ltd.
Novelty Roses 1964. Avon (HT.) Red with few thorns.
Website/Catalog (1964) Page(s) 1.
Novelty roses 1964. Avon H.T. A good strong growing red rose with few thorns. This new red should be with us for a long period as it does not fade. Slightly fragrant. 15/- each.