'Phyllis Bide' rose References
Book (Feb 2009) Page(s) 234.
‘Phyllis Bide’: Hybride Polyantha. Parents: ‘Perle d’Or’ x ‘Gloire de Dijon’. Obtenteur: Bide 1923. Hauteur: de 2m à 2m50. Les rosettes, …d’abord d’un jaune abricoté, avec, à l’ourlet, des traînées carmin, puis les couleurs pâlissent et se mélangent jusqu’à devenir jaune crème ombré de rose… Le feuillage est vert vif avec d’élégantes folioles allongées et pointues.
Magazine (Jul 2006) Page(s) 18.
Sean McCann. A Rip-Roaring Rose Mystery!
A rose that particularly came to mind in all this is the very pretty, pink and yellow climber, Phyllis Bide .It is almost thornless here, and yet I have seen it included in the list of the most thorny roses! This is about the only variety I have come across with this problem of being thorny one place and practically thornless in others. I made a search for the lovely 'Phyllis Bide' - and what did I find? Not only is she being questioned as to her thorny side, none other than the great writer and breeder Jack Harkness questioned her parentage. Now saying you are thorny is much better than questioning your family background. According to her breeder, S. Bide, of Farnham, England, her parents are the barbed and difficult 'Perle d'Or' x 'Gloire de Dijon' - impressive ancestry in anyone's language. Harkness wrote about the ancestry with a very blunt, "I do not believe it." He guessed that the pollen parent was 'William Allen Richardson'. Not a word about the thorny question. I am left wondering if this might be a mystery in disguise - was his a different type of rose to the one now called 'Phyllis Bide'? These things do happen. And you can be sure that when we get around to having genetic work done on our roses the mysteries will be compounded! You can almost be sure that 90 percent of the roses we grow today have something of a whodunit about them.
Book (2003) Includes photo(s).
p118 Phyllis Bide
Book (Nov 1998) Page(s) 117. Includes photo(s).
Book (Sep 1997) Includes photo(s).
p90 Photo 'Phyllis Bide'
p128 Phyllis Bide Introduced in 1923. 'Phyllis Bide' is reputed to be a cross between 'Perle d'Or' and 'Gloire de Dijon'. 'Perle d'Or' is a pretty apricot old China rose with R. multiflora in its ancestry and the climbing ability of 'Phyllis Bide' is almost certainly inherited from R. multiflora. 'Phyllis Bide' does not usually grow very tall. 8ft (2.4m) being more likely than 10ft (3m), although Graham Thomas suggested that it could grow to 12ft (3.7m). The plant has a dainty airiness, the small but reasonably profuse foliage matched by sprays of little flowers not much larger than those of a miniature rose. Although it is predominantly pastel in the depth of colour, the combination of yellow-pink and pale gold is very pretty. 'Phyllis Bide' is never profusely in bloom. but the flowers are produced at intermittent intervals until quite late in the season. There is a light but sweet scent.
Book (Oct 1996) Page(s) 18. Includes photo(s).
Book (1996) Page(s) 64.
Phyllis Bide Climber. Description... conical buds in wide clusters open to double salmony-pink and yellow rosettes, 2 in (5 cm) across... Parentage: 'Perle d'Or' x ?'William Allen Richardson' or 'Gloire de Dijon'.
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 446.
Phyllis Bide Climbing Polyantha, yellow blend, 1923, 'Perle d'Or' x 'Gloire de Dijon'; Bide. Description.
Book (Feb 1993) Page(s) 147. Includes photo(s).
Phyllis Bide Polyantha climber. Parentage: 'Perle d'Or' x 'Gloire de Dijon'. England 1923. Description and cultivation... Produces small dainty flowers in yellow, cream, pink and red which deepen in colour with age...
Book (1993) Page(s) 139. Includes photo(s).
A rather large-flowered Rambler. Bide (Britain) 1923. Said to be ('Perle d'Or' x 'Gloire de Dijon').