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Pompon Rose
Rosa centifolia, Miniature Provence


[From The Old Rose Informant, by Brent C. Dickerson, p. 9: Jean-Pierre Vibert wrote in 1820 that Descemet] occasionally found them among Gallica seedlings, but never among those from the Centifolias [an argument for not classifying Pompons as Centifolias]


[From The Rose Garden, Tenth Edition, by William Paul, p. 241:] The Roses in this group are remarkable for their diminutiveness.


[From Growing Old-Fashioned Roses, by Trevor Nottle, p. 19:] A number of dwarf centifolias have appeared from time to time since the Middle Ages and at present there are at least five in cultivation around the world.

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