'Le Vésuve' rose References
Magazine (2019) Page(s) 51. Vol 41, No. 1.
Margaret Furness. Tea, Noisette and China Mislabels in Australia.
The roses known everywhere as Le Vésuve and Mme Berkeley are probably incorrect, but it’s not known what their true names are.
Book (Apr 2001) Page(s) 93.
Vintage Towers Tea see 'Le Vésuve' (in commerce as)
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 308.
China (OGR), pink blend, 1825, Laffay. Flowers carmine shading to pink, very full, large; vigorous growth.
Book (Feb 1993) Page(s) 93. Includes photo(s).
Book (1993) Page(s) 73, 76. Includes photo(s).
Page 73: China ('Lemesle') Description. Flowers: carmine. Fragrance: Tea Rose. Repeats. Height: 5 ft. Laffay (France) 1825.
Page 76: [Photo]
Book (1993) Page(s) 100. Includes photo(s).
A very thorny China that grows a a twiggy, branching shrub. Laffay (France) 1825. Repeats. Very healthy. Height: 3-5 ft. Good scent.
Book (Jun 1992) Page(s) 32.
Le Vésuve ('Lemesle') China. Laffay, 1825. [Author cites information from different sources.]
Book (1988) Page(s) 68, 69. Includes photo(s).
Article (misc) (1954) Page(s) 37.
Le Vesuve 14 chromosomes.
Magazine (1940) Page(s) 450 vol 20.
W. L. Carter
I am afraid I cannot go all the way with Mr. Marriott in agreeing that all China roses have similar characteristics in colour variation to Lemesle, the Le Vesuve of the early nineteenth century French rose authorities. By the way, it is not "Rosa" Lemesle, which would indicate it was a rose species instead of one of many China hybrids. This rose is not an instance of slight deepening or paling hue under the influence of the summer sun, but a darkening amounting to a complete colour change. This commences as a streaking, blotching and suffusion on the reverse of the petal — it seems to radiate first from the veins — until it reaches the edge over which it creeps, and then proceeds to cover the petal face in like manner.