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Frank Riethmuller
Author: Eric Timewell

ISBN: 9780987375605
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 74
Published: 1 October 2012
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.0 x 0.8
The life Born in Toowoomba, Queensland in 1884, Frank Riethmuller settled in Turramurra on Sydney???s North Shore in 1932. He made a lucrative career at the race track as a bookmaker???s penciller. By 1937 he had a house and garden, and by 1940 he was breeding roses. The best ones came out in his last ten years, 1955???1965. The roses Most of his roses were hybrid teas (only one has survived) but the Rosa multiflora hybrids he bred in the tradition of the German breeder Peter Lambert have mostly survived and are his main claim to continuing fame. He also bred two successful floribunda roses, including the medal-winning ???Titian.??? The book Eric Timewell has written a book about Frank Riethmuller. It has 29 colour photos and six in black-and-white. Many are historical photos of Riethmuller and his world. Others are intended to show what the roses are really like. From the book: ???Frank was born sick and stayed sick. His mother sold butter and eggs door to door in the town to make ends meet. He always felt himself to be a German and a foreigner, living on the margin of life. Yet in old age he brought out half a dozen of the best roses ever bred in Australia.??? Eric believes ...

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