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'McGredy's Yellow' rose References
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 370.  
Hybrid Tea, medium yellow, 1933, 'Mrs. Charles Lamplough' x ('The Queen Alexandra Rose' x 'J.B. Clark'); McGredy, 1934. Bud long, pointed; flowers bright buttercup-yellow, double (30 petals), cupped, large; slightly fragrant; foliage glossy, bronze; vigorous.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 197.  
McGredy's Yellow Large-flowered hybrid tea. Parentage: 'Mrs. Charles Lamplough' x ('The Queen Alexandra Rose' x J.B. Clark'). Northern Ireland 1937. Description... flowers: bright primrose-yellow... good as cut flowers...
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 260.  Includes photo(s).
Website/Catalog  (1982)  Page(s) 46.  
McGredy’s Yellow. The shapely lemon-yellow flowers are freely produced on a vigorous and healthy plant. Medium. McGredy 1933.
Book  (1978)  Page(s) 89.  
McGredy's Yellow Medium. Yellow. Remontant. P2. H3
I have seen a few things in this world more beautiful than flowers of 'McGredy's Yellow'.  Upon our nursery, when cutting roses for a show, we would start as early in the morning as the light and the moisture permitted, for it might be prudent to allow a time for the dew to disperse.  One would know how many flowers of each variety were needed, and in each case one's task was to walk every row, so that if seventy blooms were needed, the best seventy were taken. By hook or by crook I took 'McGredy's Yellow' as part of my beat whenever I could.  I am well remember the feeling of intense joy in the early morning sunlight, as one accumulated seventy blooms as near perfection as one could hope to see.  Alas for the beauty of this variety, it is gone for ever. Whereas each bloom was then high in the centre, all the lovely form has gone, in as tragic a case of deterioration as I know.  It is no use planting 'McGredy's Yellow' any more, nor is there any rose to replace its particular beauty.
Our early morning cutting expeditions were governed by the need to collect some thousands of selected blooms.  In the days of old, when the finished exhibit was of seventy-two blooms, each one of a different variety, our people used to cut them in the evening. They were marked in the day with white ties, so that they could be found in the dark. There was a belief that this was the time when the flower's chemistry was most favourably inclined to encourage growth after being cut.  Like many of these beliefs, nobody stated the proof, and I am sure it depended on other factors, from the growing and feeding before cutting, to the handling and storage after cutting. I am glad that for my generation it was 'McGredy's Yellow' in the early morning. It was introduced by McGredy in 1933 and raised from 'Mrs Charles Lamplough' x ('The Queen Alexandra Rose'  x 'J. B. Clark').  Once again it was a case of the raiser being short of stock, for it had its Gold Medal in 1930; and our firm had to supply stock back to Mr McGredy, whose hesitancy about this obvious winner was quite strange. He claimed to have been growing it for twelve years before he got round to selling it.
Book  (1971)  Page(s) 154.  
McGredy's Yellow 1933. A very outstanding bright buttercup-yellow hybrid tea. Absolutely perfect form.
Book  (1953)  
p79.  Dr. A. S. Thomas.  Yellow Roses.
Golden Dawn and McGredy's Yellow are still amongst the best yellow roses... McGredy's Yellow is a longer and more pointed rose.  Though it has only twenty to twenty-five petals they are sufficiently large and firm to ensure retention of form fairly well. At its best, it is one of our finest show roses. Moonbeam is said to be a seedling from and an improvement on McGredy's Yellow.

p121.  Frank Mason, Feilding N.Z.  Some Newer Roses. 
McGredy's Yellow is a fine rose at times, though there are some growers who do not grow it as well as others.  The colour in the spring is more cream than yellow...

p138. Miss Pat Mason, Auckland N.Z. 
Moonbeam, a seedling from McGredy's Yellow, has come with excellent overseas reports. Blooms observed were very similar, in colour and type, to the parent; growth is reasonably good. It is hoped that this new variety will not display the temperamental habits of McGredy's Yellow.
Book  (1949)  
p115.  Mr. F. Mason, Feilding, New Zealand. Six Indispensables
McGredy's Yellow is a favourite. Its clean handsome blooms are always good and the plant is a fine strong grower with healthy foliage. Early in the season the colour may not be all that is wanted, but it will make up for this in the autumn. It does not seem to be troubled by any pests.

p117.  Mr. W. A. Stewart.  Glen Iris, Victoria.  Six Indispensables.
McGredy's Yellow. Another of McGredy's varieties, which must go in my list. I regard it as the best of our yellows. The blooms are large, perfectly formed, and are a rich, canary yellow. They open well when cut, and last well. Excellent both for the garden and for the exhibitor.
Book  (1948)  Page(s) 98.  
Norman Lambert, York. Leaves From An English Rose-Lover's Notebook.
McGredy's Yellow I choose because the richly coloured blooms light up the garden on dull or rainy days, and damp or rain rarely spoils them.  Some might say that Phyllis Gold is more floriferous, but McGredy's Yellow gives more perfect blooms.
Website/Catalog  (1948)  Page(s) 49.  
Hybrid Tea and Everblooming
No. 1 grade...80¢ each
McGreedy's yellow—buttercup yellow
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