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Discussion id : 103-606
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Initial post 28 JUL by Patricia Routley
1878, Autumn to 1879 Spring. Thomas Rivers - A Descriptive Catalogue of Selected Roses
p14. Select Tea-Scented China Roses. Narcisse fine pale yellow, much like 'Pactolus'.
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Discussion id : 103-604
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Initial post 28 JUL by Patricia Routley
1877, Oct 25. Journal of Horticulture and Cottage Gardener, UK
p323. J. Taylor, Hardwicke Grange. Tea Rose Narcisse
I could never discern why this little gem of a Rose has not found more favour with the Rose-growing public. If I were asked to name one Rose for general usefulness I should not hesitate for a moment to say 'Narcisse'. I am fully aware of the "old Gloire's" claim. I do not forget many others; their worth is fully acknowledged when I say, give me 'Narcisse' for any of them. "But it is a Tea," you will say, "it is too tender." Not a bit of it; it is as hardy as old Gloire, and such a little beauty, when once you have it nothing will induce you to give it up. Its lovely soft, delicate, creamy-coloured buds render it a perfect button-hole flower. I have never found lady or gentleman that would not always have it before any Rose that I could give them , and most strange it seems, it was new to most if not all of them. A gentleman said to me one day early in the summer,"Ah! how much I should like a house to grow such exquisite Rose buds as you always have." This very bud was plucked from an old standard some eight or ten years old, and had been replanted last autumn. This same old standard 'Narcisse' has produced more Roses than any half-dozen Rose trees in the place. This says not a little for its hardiness. Its beautiful clean, bright foliage stands out most conspicuous amongst all others in this most trying season of blights of all sorts. Never before did I see mildew and rust so bad as this season. Plant 'Narcisse' in a sheltered situation, worked on the Briar, prune but little, feed it well, and you will have Roses early and late from it; in fact, it is difficult to go for a bud and be disappointed. I daresay I have had not less than four dozen buds off this same old tree this summer. No Rose is equal to it for bouquets. It is simply lovely so used; it is fine for ladies' hair as well as for placing in rooms, &c. May I not ask, Why is this good Rose not often met with?
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Discussion id : 103-603
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Initial post 28 JUL by Patricia Routley
1996 Historic Rose Journal, No. 11
p18. From The Rose Book 1964 [1864] by Shirley Hibberd. Tea-Scented Roses.
Narcisse pale yellow and with much of the Noisette character, makes a charming half-standard.
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Discussion id : 103-599
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Initial post 28 JUL by Patricia Routley
1909 Roses and Their Cultivation, 6th ed.
p174. Narcisse Tea. 1845. Pale yellow. Moderate growth. Best grown in Beds, pots Med. [pruning in] April. Very free.
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