'Lorraine Lee' rose References
Book (2017) Includes photo(s).
p94. Gavin Woods, S.A., My Top Australian Bred Roses.
Lorraine Lee. Undoubtedly Lorraine Lee (Clark 1924) is the iconic Australian bred rose. Doubly unique with a winter flowering habit, one often spots it in old gardens as a sole survivor unpruned and left to survive as best it can. Yet its tall growth and salmon pink blooms attracts many passing admirers. I have not grown this rose for many years and often feel guilty that I do not.
p99. Laurie Newman, Victoria. My Top Australian Bred Roses.
Lorraine Lee .....
Book (5 Apr 2010)
'Lorraine Lee' T, pb, 1924, Clark, A.; bud pointed; flowers rosy apricot-pink, dbl., cupped, moderate fragrance; foliage rich green, leathery, glossy; vigorous growth
[Jessie Clark × Capitaine Millet]. Introductions: Hackett
Book (2010) Page(s) 49. Includes photo(s).
The rose that is perhaps Alister Clark’s best known ……
Book (2008) Page(s) 118. Includes photo(s).
Lorraine Lee....pedicel curved, smooth.
Book (2004) Page(s) 105. Includes photo(s).
Book (2 Nov 2003) Page(s) 20.
Barbara May and Jane Zammit. Rookwood Cemetery Roses.
The following roses have been identified at Rookwood, primarily in the old and Heritage listed areas Lorraine Lee
Book (Dec 1998) Page(s) 164, 369. Includes photo(s).
p. 164: Alister Clarke's aim as a breeder was to create ever-blooming plants that would continue to flower throughout the Australian winter, pruning being carried out in March to create a colorful display in the cooler months. 'Lorraine Lee' was his most successful attempt to capture this...
p. 369 [Photo]: Lorraine Lee Tea. Clark (Australia) 1924... One of the most famous of all Australian-bred roses... double, cupped, rosy, apricot-pink blooms...
Book (Nov 1994) Page(s) 163.
Lorraine Lee is a spectacular hedge-plant in Australia...
Book (1994) Page(s) 120.
Lorraine Lee Hybrid Tea. 1924. 'Jessie Clark' x 'Captain Millet', so second generation hybrid R. gigantea... very fragrant rosy-apricot flowers almost perpetually. [Clark's] best-known rose. Available as bush or climber.
Book (Nov 1993) Page(s) 73.
Lorraine Lee semi-double, warm, apricot-pink... bred from R. gigantea earlier this century by Alister Clarke of Melbourne, Australia... still available from specialist nurseries