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'Spencer' rose References
Book  (Dec 1998)  Page(s) 562.  Includes photo(s).
Spencer Hybrid Perpetual. Paul (UK) 1892... satin pink flowers with outer petals reflexed with white... they open badly in rain...
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 571.  
Spencer Hybrid Perpetual, soft pink, 1892, 'Merveille de Lyon' sport; Paul, W.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 125.  
Hybrid Perpetual
Botanical grouping: Chinensis
'Merveille de Lyon' sport
England 1892
... Rounded pink buds open flat to full double blooms in soft white-pink with a white reverse... Prune only to remove dead wood or weak stem growth...
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 97.  Includes photo(s).
Hybrid Perpetual. Description. Often fails to open in wet weather. A sport of 'Merveille de Lyon'. Paul (Britain) 1892.
Website/Catalog  (1985)  Page(s) 46.  

Spencer* (Hybrid Perpetual) Flat, fully double flowers of soft, satin-pink with paler reverse. Good foliage. 1892. (R) 4 x 3’

Book  (1936)  Page(s) 677.  
Spencer (HP) W. Paul 1892; sport of Merveille de Lyon; glossy silky tender pink, darker reverse. white reflexes, large, well double, lasting, floriferous, repeats, autumn-bloomer, growth 7/10, upright, 1 m., Sangerhausen
Magazine  (12 Aug 1911)  Page(s) 386.  
The Parentage of Roses.
The following list of the world's Roses and their parentage has been compiled by Mr. Robert Daniel, 38 Russell Road. Fishponds, Bristol, and by his kind permission we are enabled to publish it...
Spenser... Hybrid Perpetual, W. Paul, 1892, Sport Merveille de Lyon
Book  (1910)  Page(s) 295.  
Spenser (Wm. Paul & Son) Hybrid Perpetual... flowers a beautiful satin pink, outer petals reflexed with white. A magnificent and effective Rose.
Book  (1906)  Page(s) 158.  
10.209. Spencer*, Sempervirens*, W. Paul 1892 rose satinée

*on p.175, with the errata, the spelling of the name is corrected to read Spenser, and the classification is corrected to Hybride Remontant, not Sempervirens.
Book  (1902)  Page(s) 136.  
Hybrides Remontants. Groupe K. — Baronne A. de Rothschild
Rameaux très forts, trapus, à aiguillons gros, crochus, rapprochés, et à mérithalles très courts: feuillage
ample; fleur solitaire, coloris rose frais ou rose clair, sauf quelques accidents fixés de coloris blanc et blanc rosé; fleur sans odeur.
4559. Spenser... (W. Paul 1892)... rose satiné.
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