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Discussion id : 95-862
most recent 13 NOV 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 12 NOV 16 by Andrew from Dolton
Does anyone know where I might buy this rose in the U.K.?
Reply #1 of 3 posted 12 NOV 16 by Jay-Jay
No selling nursery listed in the UK, but You might buy a plant of it at one of the 5 listed nurseries in the rest of Europe. Most do ship to the UK.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 13 NOV 16 by Andrew from Dolton
Thanks Jay-Jay, I just ordered one from Denmark for forty quid! I can't believe no one in the U.K. sells this rose. Also I can't believe that there are no growers here specialising in miniature roses and I have had to order 'Erinnerung an Brod' from Germany.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 13 NOV 16 by Jay-Jay
Hi Andrew,
The recession urged quite a few nurseries to downsize their stocks and/or number of varieties.
Quite a few didn't make it through the recession.
And a lot of nurseries do not update the content of their stock-list, or even bother to list themselves or their stock on HMF.
Sometimes one needs to go way further from home, to collect the roses of one's liking.
Best Regards, Jay-Jay.
Discussion id : 83-855
most recent 23 MAR 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 23 MAR 15 by CybeRose
Iowa State Horticultural Society 1943 p. 204
It might be well to discuss Gloire des Rosomanes at this time. This rose is one of those types which does not fit in any recognized category. Wildon (27) classes it as a Hybrid Bourbon. Pemberton (14) called it a Hybrid China, and McFarland (11) classes it with the Climbing Chinas.

11. McFarland, J. Horace. Modern Roses I-II. Macmillan Co., New York. 1930 and 1940.
14. Pemberton, Rev. J. H. roses; Their History, Development and Cultivation. Longmans, Green and Co., London. 1920.
27. Wildon, C. E. Garden Roses, revised. Mich. Agric. Exp. Sta. Spec. Bul. 222. 1937.
Discussion id : 80-377
most recent 4 MAR 15 SHOW ALL
Initial post 5 SEP 14 by CybeRose
The Century 12: 435 (July 1876)
Science explains and classifies; its flowers are always in rows, as at a greenhouse. Poetry comes along, selects a rose-tree, takes it home, and sees it blossom in the front yard.

Poetry, in the disguise of a friend of the present writer, did this very thing the other day. It or he—the friend—bought a Gloire de Rosaméne from a sordid city greenhouse and planted it in the little strip of earth that runs between brick-walk on one side, and high brick-wall on the other, along the whole length of a certain long and narrow front yard in this very city. Do you know the Gloire de Rosaméne? It is first cousin to the wild rose. It has the grace of culture, but it has not lost the charm of nature and of the country. “It is an abundant bloomer, and its flowers are cupped, large, semi-double, and of a brilliant deep scarlet.” One dewy morning we saw it open its deep eyes and put to shame, with its intense, and penetrating, and reticent gaze, the shallow classification of the mere man of science.

The Gardeners’ Monthly and Horticulturist 2(7): 195 (July 1860)
Among hybrid Bourbons Souvenier d’Anselme proves particularly hardy, and will drive Gloire de Rosamene entirely out of cultivation as a pillar rose. We call attention to this matter at this season because now is the time to take notes of such as grow strong and vigorously.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 7 SEP 14 by billy teabag
Thank you! What a perfect description of 'Gloire des Rosomanes': "....the grace of culture, but it has not lost the charm of nature."
I am so glad to have this rose in my garden. Rarely without a bloom, it adds that charm and liveliness to the garden and to any vase or posy. The buds and hips and red stamens and leaves that look as though they have been cut out with pinking shears are all delightful.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 13 SEP 14 by CybeRose
I just wish I could grow it here. But our winters are too harsh, I think, for this fine old rose.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 4 MAR 15 by billy teabag
It hasn't been the easiest rose to grow here Karl - took quite a few years to begin to grow happily in hot summerland. As a young plant, the stems were more susceptible to sunburn than other roses and that set them back quite badly each summer. Lost the first plant to sunburn and the second one was given a bit of protection - I used dried grass to loosely cover the stems in the summer. After about five years it began to look comfortable and to grow more strongly.
I wonder whether it would be worth persevering in a colder climate as well?
Discussion id : 81-380
most recent 31 OCT 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 31 OCT 14 by CybeRose
Yet another synonym: Gloire de Rosamond(e).

Cottage Residences, p. 115 (1842)
Andrew Jackson Downing
Bourbon Roses
Gloire de Rosamond

The Rose Manual, p. 105 (1844)
Robert Buist
Of the latter, Gloire de Rosamond will give great brilliancy of colour, and is very suitable for the purpose, as it already partakes of the Noisette habit.

The Gardener's Monthly and Horticultural Advertiser, p. 140 (May 1868)
Walter Elder, Philada.
The Rose gives fragrance to all its colors; but the Gloire de Rosamond, which approaches nearest to scarlet, is as scentless as the Yellow Harrison.

The Gardeners’ Monthly and Horticulturist 22: 227 (August 1880)
Of Bourbons we have Gloire de Rosamond tolerably hardy; but after all these are rather fall than ever-bloomers.

Vicks Monthly Magazine 6: 170 (June 1883)
Ada Daring
I was fortunate in finding a cluster of Jacqueminot Roses and a Gloire de Rosamond, and I was happy, too, in finding a cluster of glistening Malmaison Roses. Oh, how beautiful the flowers were that glad day!

Redlands: Some Adornment In Landscape Gardening
Delivered by A.K. Smiley, at the tenth quarterly session of the Southern California Farmers Institute of Redlands December 18, 1894
Gloire de Rosamond is a very valuable Bourbon rose, very sweet, semi-double, freest winter blooms; will make a good hedge, but has not enough fill-ins to prevent passing through it.

The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine - 1908
The single Cherokee rose makes white the hedges, and climbs and covers the adjacent trees, and this is often intermingled with the crimson Gloire de Rosamonde.

Everblooming Roses for the Out-door Garden of the Amateur - 1912
Georgia Torrey Drennan
Polyantha grandiflora, silvery white; Bardou Job, blackish red; Lena, blended apricot and primrose yellow, and Gloire de Rosamonde, bright pink, each with a heart of gold, blooming in clustered sprays, are invaluable for cutting; the more they are cut, the more they bloom.

Historic Gardens of Virginia - Page 350 (1930)
Edith Tunis Sale
Among the roses growing in this border were such old-fashioned varieties as Lorraine, Cinnamon, Damask, Hermosa, Gloire de Rosamond, La Reign, and Souvenir de Malmaison.

Adobe Days - 1931
Sarah Bixby Smith
We loved the rich red of the Gloire de Rosamonde, — isn't that a more attractive name than Ragged Robin, or is it after all too imposing for the friendly, familiar rose?

Southern California Gardens, p. 48 (1961)
Victoria Padilla
There were a number of other roses—the prickly yellow Scotch roses, the red “Gloire de Rosamond,” and the “Chromatella,” whose great yellow buds hung over the pale green balustrade of the upper balcony of the house.
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