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Discussion id : 96-614
most recent 29 DEC 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 29 DEC 16 by Jay-Jay
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Discussion id : 90-113
most recent 3 JAN 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 3 JAN 16 by Jeri Jennings
I met Jyl and Alan Atmore, of Santa Paula, CA, in the mid 1990's, when they visited a Ventura Co. Rose Society rose show at the Ventura Co. Museum of History and Art. I was "sitting" the information table.

They told me that they had a "family" rose, which had been brought from Placerville to Ventura County in 1869. It was still growing at the family home, a "wedding cake" Victorian in Santa Paula, built by their ancestors, Richard and Ambrosia Atmore. They wondered if we could tell them what it was. I cautioned them that there were many, many roses which simply cannot be matched to a historic identity, but said that I was very interested.

The next day, they returned to the show, bringing with them a big armload of frothy lemon-white blooms.

I caught my breath, and flipped open my copy of "Landscaping With Antique Roses" (Druit/Shoup, 1992) to page 161, for a perfect match to the roses they were carrying. 'Lamarque' -- (1830).

IF ARE is still using the same clone of 'Lamarque' that they had in the 1990's, it's a very good match (at least in appearance) to the Atmore family's rose.

The REALLY good news is that the "Atmore 'Lamarque'" has been ELISA tested (late 2015; per. Dr. Manners) and is found to be free of the viruses that tests for -- the ones most-commonly afflicting U.S. roses. That fact substantiates the oral history we have for this clone of 'Lamarque'.
Discussion id : 72-537
most recent 24 JUN 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 24 JUN 13 by AquaEyes
Per the paper linked below (in Table 4, beginning on the paper's page 28), this rose is triploid. I am cross-posting this comment on all others mentioned which do not already have their ploidies mentioned in their descriptions.


Discussion id : 60-420
most recent 30 DEC 11 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 30 DEC 11 by CybeRose
Mémoires, Académie des sciences, belles-lettres et arts d'Angers (1831) 1: 40-41
Fleurs grandes (3 pouces de diamètre); pleines; d'un blanc éclatant, avec la base des pétales légèrement lavées de jaune tendre; solitaires ou réunies par deux ou par trois à l'extrémité des rameaux, qui sont effilés, à écorce d'un beau vert, comme celle qui recouvre le vieux bois; cinq à sept folioles ovales-oblongues, d'un vert tendre; ovaire petit, ovale, presque nu; sépales réfléchis; aiguillons rares, forts, d'un rouge brun.

Cette variété bien remarquable, qui est remontante et d'une odeur agréable, mérite, par les agrémens qu'elle présente, de fixer l'attention des amateurs de belles fleurs. Elle ue se trouve encore que chez M. Maréchal, jardinier à la Croix-Montaillé, qui l'a obtenue d'une graine de rosier thé ordinaire; et à laquelle les jardiniers d'Angers ont donné le nom de Rose Maréchal.
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