'Daily Mail Scented Rose' References
Book (1993) Page(s) 169.
....Dainty Bess, named after his late wife and launched in 1926, is still available, as is a climbing sport of it. In 1929 they won a gold cup offered by the Daily Mail for the best scented rose. Alas, the Daily Mail Scented Rose has disappeared. It's flowers were dark, velvety red and very well scented but it was a poor grower.
Book (1959) Page(s) 76.
Daily Mail Scented. Archer, 1929. ‘Chateau de Clos Vougeot’ x ‘K. of K.’. Deep velvety-red, of variable quality; fragrant; moderately vigorous. Liable to mildew.
Website/Catalog (1959) Page(s) 2.
Daily Mail Scented. Deep velvety red and sweetly fragrant; growth good with plenty of shapely buds that are ideal for decorative work
Book (1958) Page(s) 75.
Daily Mail Scented Rose. HT. (Archer, '27.) Château de Clos Vougeot X K. of K. Petals imbricated, very fragrant (Damask), crimson, shaded maroon and vermilion, reverse dark crimson. (28) Awarded Daily Mail Cup for best new scented seedling rose, '27.
Book (1954) Page(s) 61.
Leonard Hollis: The 250 guineas Daily Mail Gold Cup, offered for the best new scented Rose exhibited at the Show of New Roses on 15th July, 1927, created great interest and no less than 94 new varieties were staged. The trophy was won by Mr. W. E. B. Archer for his red seedling, since known as The Daily Mail Scented Rose, but now little grown. Indeed, like many other red varieties of twenty-five years ago, it did not have a strong enough constitution to become a leading Rose. It must be remembered that this was in the era prior to the opening of the old Trial Ground at Haywards Heath.
Book (1953) Page(s) 119.
E. B. Le Grice. My Masterpiece.
….With these preliminary remarks I would unhesitatingly place ‘Dusky Maiden’ as my best yet. It is a hybridist’s dream….. In the year 1931 when Daily Mail Scented was a very new Rose, I used it as pollen parent to ‘Etoile de Hollande’…..My records tell me that I crossed the varieties ‘Etoile de Hollande’ and ‘Daily Mail Scented both ways…..
p120 ibid. There were certain bad qualities present in some of the parents and grandparents, Daily Mail Scented had the great failing of burning badly. Its petals browned and crumpled with hot sun. ‘Dusky Maiden’ retained the blackish maroon but does not burn in heat although a proportion of seedlings raised from it perpetuated this failing. From ‘Daily Mail Scented’ it also obtained its very early flowering qualities….
Website/Catalog (1952) Page(s) 26.
Daily Mail Scented. Profuse rich deep velvety red blooms with scarlet sheen. Growth is medium and flowers inclined to become full blown early in hot weather.
Website/Catalog (1948) Page(s) 3.
Daily Mail Scented. a delightful deep rich red; semi double; sweet; moderate growth.
Book (1947) Page(s) 112.
Daily Mail Scented. (Garden). A medium growing bush, except in best rose soils, where foliage and stems improve. Blooms are deep rich velvety red, but variable in petals and intensity and leaves prone to mildew. Perfume is sweet and deep. Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Melbourne, Mountains, Perth [?] and Sydney. Fragrant. Habit 2 or 3.
Website/Catalog (1947) Page(s) 46.
Daily Mail Scented (HT) Deep velvety-red shades scarlet. Well shaped blooms on long thin stems, ideal for cutting. Worth growing for its fragrance. Very prolific bloomer.