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'Merrie England' rose References
Book  (Dec 1998)  Page(s) 408.  
Merry England ('Merrie England') Hybrid Perpetual. Harkness (UK) 1897. Sport of 'Heinrich Schultheis'. One of the earliest Harkness roses... The medium red blooms are shaded carmine with a satiny finish
Book  (Jun 1992)  Page(s) 141.  
Merrie England
Hybrid Perpetual
Harkness 1897
Sport of 'Heinrich Schultheis'
... pink striped silvery... Crimson, blush...
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 239.  
England, Merry (HP) Harkness 1897; pink, silvery stripes
Magazine  (22 Jul 1911)  Page(s) 350.  
The Parentage of Roses.
The following list of the world's Roses and their parentage has been compiled by Mr. Robert Daniel, 38 Russell Road. Fishponds, Bristol, and by his kind permission we are enabled to publish it...
Merrie England... Hybrid Perpetual, Harkness, 1897, Sport Heinrich Schultheis
Booklet  (1904)  Page(s) 22.  
Merrie England (Harkness & Sons 1897) A new striped rose, color rosy crimson striped silvery-blush; large and full. A sport from H. Schultheis.  Vig. Exh. Gdn. 
Website/Catalog  (1900)  Page(s) 93.  
Hybrid Perpetuals
Merrie England This beautiful rose is a striped sport from that grand old variety 'Henrich Schulthies'.  It has proved very constant and so far is the best striped rose we have seen.
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