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'Duchess of Edinburgh' rose References
Book  (Dec 2000)  Page(s) 365.  
 
Duchess of Edinburgh Tea. Gilbert Nabonnand (Golfe-Juan, France) 1874
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 145.  
 
Duchess of Edinburgh Tea, crimson, 1874, ('Prince Wasiltchikoff'); 'Souv. de David d'Angers' seedling; Nabonnand, G. Description.
Book  (Jun 1992)  Page(s) 66.  
 
Duchess of Edinburgh ('Prince Wasiltchikoff') Tea. Nabonnand/Veitch, 1874. Seedling of 'Souvenir de David d'Angers'. The author cites information from different sources... Light red... Red carmine... sent out some five or six years ago as a 'Crimson Tea'... This type evidently partakes more of the Hybrid Perpetual than of the Tea class, and as they are hardy and deciduous, refuse to bloom in midwinter unless given the rest that their nature demands...
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 231.  
 
of Edinburgh, Duchess (tea) Nabonnand 1874; Sv. de D. Angers X ?; carmine-lilac, large, double, opens, fragrance 3/10, growth 5/10, = Pr. Wasiltschikoff

of Edinburgh, Duchess (tea or Bengal) Veitch 1874; carmine
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 749.  
 
Wassiltchikoff, Prince (tea) Nabonnand 1874; = Duchess of Edinburgh
Magazine  (3 Jun 1911)  Page(s) 266.  
 
The Parentage of Roses.
The following list of the world's Roses and their parentage has been compiled by Mr. Robert Daniel, 38 Russell Road. Fishponds, Bristol, and by his kind permission we are enabled to publish it...
Duchess of Edinburgh... Tea, Nabonnand, 1874, Seedling Souv. de David d'Angers
Magazine  (1910)  Page(s) 138.  
 
[From a talk held by Pierre Guillot at the Rosarian's Congress in Nantes - translated in "The Old Rose Advisor, Vol. I, p. 103ff]
...Un second [groupe], très voisin [à la groupe Safrano à fleurs rouges] sand doute métissé par un Rosa Chinensis quelconque, a une carnation intermédiare entre les deux races et le faciès différent des variétés ci-dessus: ses caractères spécifiques sont: tiges dressées, rigides, lisses; aiguillons épars assez forts; pédoncule moyen, plutôt ferme; calice ovoïde, élevé en entonnoir; feuillage presque rigide vert foncé luisant, folioles larges oblongues; acicules prédominantes sous le pédicelle; fleurs grandes, pleine, presque sans parfum; pétales larges, arrondis; coloris des variétés produites, variant du blanc légèrement nuancé au rouge vif, éclairé de jaune à la base des pétales, comme Duchess of Edinburgh, Baronne M. de Tornaco, Fiametta Nabonnand, Isaac Demole, Papa Gontier, Professeur d'Andrée, Rainbow.
Website/Catalog  (1907)  Page(s) 28.  
 
Duchess of Edinburgh (Veitch 1875) carmine-red, medium size [No longer in 1911 catalogue].
Book  (1902)  Page(s) 70.  
 
Thé. 1434. Duchess of Edinburgh (Nabonnand 1874), rouge lilas
Book  (1902)  Page(s) 80.  
 
Thé. 1925. Prince Wassiltchikoff (Nabonnand 1874), rouge et carmin
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