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'Le Vésuve' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 114-924
most recent 18 JAN HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 15 JAN by Les Racines du Vent
According to Dominique Massad, Le Vésuve in commerce is actually Rosabelle (Bruant, 1899).
See in Bulletin n°25 Automne 2018, Roses Anciennes en France:

"L'ensemble de ces caractères me conduit à privilégier le nom de 'Rosabelle' pour cette variété commercialisée sous la dénomination erronée de 'Le Vésuve'."

He says that Le Vésuve in commerce doesn't ressemble a typical Bengal rose, at least what a Bengal rose would have been at the time (1825), but its habit is more one of a tea.

Any idea, comment, or personnal experience on that matter would be much appreciated!
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Reply #1 of 5 posted 16 JAN by Margaret Furness
The Tea book authors quote Steen (1966) and Robinson (2001) as questioning the ID of the rose in commerce by this name.
I note, though, that Rosabelle is a climber.
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Reply #2 of 5 posted 16 JAN by Les Racines du Vent
Very interesting!
Massad says that Le Vésuve grows up to 3m50, therefore somehow is a climber....
In my climate (zone 5) it is too cold for it to grow well, let alone climb so I cannot have an opinion on this matter.
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Reply #3 of 5 posted 16 JAN by Margaret Furness
I suppose that raises the question, of whether there are two roses currently being sold as Le Vesuve - one a climber, one not. I don't grow it myself but the two plants I've seen, at Renmark (climate zone 9b, this week in a heatwave to 47C) aren't what I'd call climbers.
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Reply #4 of 5 posted 17 JAN by Les Racines du Vent
If by any chance you had a picture....!
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Reply #5 of 5 posted 18 JAN by Margaret Furness
I'll post a photo of the bush, which is the only one I have taken.
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Discussion id : 66-582
most recent 25 AUG 12 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 25 AUG 12 by Rose_Insanity
This is possibly the closest thing I have to a truly "continuous blooming" rose. It is NEVER without at least a few blooms here in TN, Z7a, from April to almost Thanksgiving. It's healthy, robust, truly beautiful, and possibly a little hardier than stated. Our winters can be brutal on the border here between north and south!
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Discussion id : 64-875
most recent 7 JUN 12 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 7 JUN 12 by BarbaraG SE Virginia
Beautiful specimens of this rose can be found at the Virginia Zoo and at Norfolk Botanical Gardens, both in Norfolk, Virginia. Once seen, never forgotten. Cass' photo captures the exceptional beauty of both blooms and foliage.
Disregard the comment at the bottom of the description page-- there's nothing climbing OR Bourbon to see here. Rather an outstanding China well clad with lovely foliage and a prolific bloomer.
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