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'Picasso' rose References
Booklet  (2008)  
An Information List of all Varieties. p5
1971. Picasso - Macpic. Nicknamed Veterano
Book  (1996)  Page(s) 65.  
Picasso Cluster-flowered (Floribunda) bush; bears clusters of double blooms, 3 in (8 cm) across, of carmine with variable darl "crayoning" on a blush base... RNRS Certificate of Merit 1970... The raiser desired to name this innovative rose in Picasso's honour, and was rather taken aback by the artist's suggestion that McGredy pay him for the privilege.
Book  (Mar 1995)  Page(s) 68.  Includes photo(s).
Picasso Description... the original hand-painted rose...
Book  (1994)  Page(s) 128.  
Picasso Description... This was the start of a fabulous series of roses presented to the world by Sam McGredy. He called them hand-painted roses, because of the unusual spots and blotches on the petals... one of McCann's favorites... the precursor of a whole batch of other roses from Sam McGredy: 'Priscilla Burton', 'Old Master', 'Regensburg', 'Sue Lawley', 'Little Artist', 'Maestro', 'Tango' (aka 'Rock 'n' Roll' and 'Stretch Johnson')...
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 446.  
Floribunda, pink blend, 1971, (MACpic); 'Marlena' x ('Evelyn Fison' ('Frühlingsmorgen' x 'Orange Sunset')); McGredy, Sam, IV; McGredy. Flowers deep pink, petal edges lighter, white eye and reverse, semi-double (18 petals), large (3 in.); foliage small.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 242.  Includes photo(s).
Picasso (MACpic) Cluster-flowered floribunda. Parentage: 'Marlena' x 'Evelyn Fison' ('Frühlingsmorgen' x 'Orange Sweetheart'). England 1971. Description and cultivation... The flowers have been described as "hand-painted", appearing in clusters, semi-double in a deep pink with silvery edges and reverses... susceptible to black spot...
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 325.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 193.  Includes photo(s).
The first of the painted Floribundas. McGredy (Northern Ireland) 1971. Flowers continuously. Height: 60 cm (2 ft.)
Book  (1992)  Page(s) 57.  
Cluster-flowered (Floribunda) bush; carmine with variable carmine "crayoning' on blush base; bears clusters of medium sized double blooms; growth bushy, not robust, 28 x 24 in (70 x 60 cm); leaves small, dark; little scent. Certificate of Merit 1970, Special Prize Belfast. 'Marlena' x ['Evelyn Fison' x ('Orange Sweetheart' x 'Frühlingsmorgen')]. McGredy 1971.
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 56.  Includes photo(s).
Description. The first in Sam McGredy's series of 'Painted Roses'… fairly soon outclassed by its numerous descendants, of which 'Matangi' is perhaps the most successful in terms of health and consistent colour.
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