'Victoria' rose References
Newsletter (Sep 2014) Page(s) 12.
Sandy Frary. Reclaiming 'Devoniensis'.
Most people are not aware of Gregg Lowery's role in perpetuating both the bush and climbing form of the Tea, Devoniensis. According to Gregg, the bush form has only been found in one location in the United States - the old Rural Cemetery in Santa Rosa, California.....
Article (website) (2004)
RAPD-PCR analysis was used to answer questions regarding the identity of numerous varieties of roses. Utilizing ‘Katie Bell’s Devonianthus’, it was determined that roses grown today as “Tradd Street Yellow” and ‘Devoniensis’ are very likely the real, original, ‘Devoniensis’.
Complete article is available online – see publication listing for URL
Book (1997) Page(s) 381.
Devoniensis ('Magnolia Rose') Tea. Foster (UK) 1838. Description... Very large flowers, creamy-white with an occasional blush of pink...
Book (Nov 1994) Page(s) 164.
Devoniensis introduced in 1841, by Lucombe, a nurseryman at Exeter, famous for the hybrid oak bearing his name...
Book (Nov 1993) Page(s) 43.
Devoniensis ('Magnolia Rose')
Book (Sep 1993) Page(s) 144-145. Includes photo(s).
Devoniensis ('The Magnolia Rose') Tea. Foster 1841. Description... usually seen in its climbing version nowadays... a blend of cream and palest peach-pink...
Book (Jul 1993) Page(s) 60.
'Devoniensis' was the first Tea Rose to be bred in England... creamy-white... flushed with pink and apricot at the centre... In the past this rose has been called the 'Magnolia Rose'...
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 131.
Tea (OGR), white, 1838, ('Magnolia Rose'); Parentage uncertain, perhaps 'Smithii' x 'Yellow China'; Foster; Lucombe, Prince & Co., 1841. Flowers creamy white, center sometimes tinged blush, double, very large; fragrant; very vigorous growth; recurrent bloom.
Book (Feb 1993) Page(s) 111.
Devoniensis Description... large, double and beautifully formed blooms of creamy-white tinged with pink at the centre... (The bush form was superseded by a climbing sport and is little grown.)
Book (1993) Page(s) 107. Includes photo(s).
('Devoniensis', 'Magnolia Rose') Tea. Hardy for a Tea Rose. Foster (Britain) 1841 (climbing sport, 1858).