'William Shakespeare ®' rose References
Book (1993) Page(s) 142. Includes photo(s).
(AUSroyal) 'The Squire' x 'Mary Rose', 1987. Description. Flowers: rosette, crimson quickly turning to purple, violet and mauve.
Book (1993) Page(s) 58. Includes photo(s).
Book (1992) Page(s) 78.
(AUSroyal) Large-flowered shrub; deep crimson purple; blooms large, double, folded petals, weak necks; growth lanky, 4 x 3 ft (120 x 90 cm), may mildew; good scent. 'The Squire' x 'Mary Rose'. Austin 1987. Modern Shrub.
Book (1990) Page(s) 154. Includes photo(s).
William Shakespeare Description... Deep crimson, gallica-like blooms are large, many petalled and flat...
Book (1990) Page(s) 208.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. This is a cross between 'The Squire' and 'Mary Rose'. At its best, it produces superb deep crimson blooms of neat full-petalled rosette formation. The growth is exceptionally strong and hardy but, like 'Fisherman's Friend', it has developed a tendency to blackspot, which is a great shame since it was a very hopeful line of development. Rich Old Rose fragrance. Height 4ft. Austin(U.K.), 1987.
Website/Catalog Page(s) 25. Includes photo(s).