(1978) Page(s) 51.
Comtesse du Cayla Short. Orange-red. Remontant. P3. H1.....from Pierre Guillot, introduced 1902, has orange-red flowers, with more yellow on the reverse side, turning towards salmon-pink with age. They are semi-double, rather loose, the effect bright, warm, and careless. Billed in some quarters to grow head high, it is usually quite short and fragrant. Walter Easlea was an old time expert who could not imagine why this should be classed as a China Rose. To him it was more of a Tea; and there was a time when people referred to a class of China Teas.
(1978) Page(s) 169.
'Crimson Shower'. Trailer. Red Late summer. Perfume 2. Hips 1 [On a sliding scale of merit from 1 to 10]. Three stars recommendation. One of the last roses to come into bloom; and one of the last Wichuraiana Hybrids to be raised, as breeders turned their attention to more remontant climbers. It has the typical small double flowers of the class, in a deep glowing crimson, the best red colour of them all. No better red rose exists to grow on a pillar. Raised by Albert Norman and introduced by my firm in 1951. The parentage is always quoted as a seedling of 'Excelsa', but I have an idea there was more to it than that.
(1978) Page(s) 160.
p144 ‘Danse du Feu’. Climber. Scarlet. Remontant. Perfume 1 Hips 3. [both on an ascending scale of merit from 1-10] Recommendation Three stars. The double flowers grow close together, almost too close, and are produced as generously in autumn as in summer. The colour is on the orange side of scarlet, very effective but not vivid. It has to be balanced against the health and remarkable freedom of this variety that it finishes life somewhat atrociously purple. A moderate grower, with abundant foliage. Raised by Charles Mallerin from ‘Paul’s Scarlet Climber’ x seeding of R. multiflora, and introduced in France in 1953. J. & P. brought it out in the United States in 1956 as ‘Spectacular’.
p160 'Paul's Scarlet Climber'.......until ‘Danse du Feu' provided a similar colour in autumn as well as summer.
(1978) Page(s) 202.
....Perhaps I should also mention here Earldomensis, named after the home of Mr. Courtney Page, who was Secretary of the National Rose Society from 1915 to 1947. It was raised in his garden from R. hugonis x R. sericea pteracantha, and introduced in 1934. It is one of the most beautiful, the flowers frail, perfect and pale; but it is not easy to grow; we recently lost our lovely plant in the Royal National Rose Society's gardens, and it is not clear whether we can find a replacement.