Thanks for your comments. I have moved from the town I was and frankly the fact I managed to drag most of the plants around with me and they survived is nothing short of a miracle. So maybe I just have to accept defeat .
Do you remember anything about the name? Because the odds are good that's the only way anyone will identify it I could name a baker's dozen grexes that it could be from. I will say that it's probably an awarded plant that reminds me of any number of crosses that Stewart's produced during its heyday.