'Reine de l'Île Bourbon' rose References
Booklet (2009) Page(s) 41,43.
The location of Queen of Bourbons (B5) [ex Antique Rose Emporium] in the dendogram raised some questions, but the Principle Coordinate Analysis shows that it is indeed set apart from China Roses by its third dimension, which is much larger, like the main group of Bourbons and Noisettes. This supports the earlier discussion that 'Queen of Bourbons' is genetically allied with the other Bourbons, but with perhaps more China Rose influence in the background.
Booklet (2009) Page(s) 29.
Tetraploid...Queen of Bourbons [Provenance: Antique Rose Emporium]
Book (2000) Page(s) 493. Includes photo(s).
‘Queen of Bourbons’/’Bourbon Queen’/’Reine des Iles Bourbon’/’Souvenir de la Princesse de Lamballe’: description… D’une santé de fer, il tolère la négligence et se plaît dans les jardins campagnards. [photos = fleur et fruits]
Book (1997) Page(s) 146.
But it was Nancy Lindsay's roses that we particularly went to see. We had had lists of her roses with lengthy descriptions, and were enthralled by her enthusiasm. The thought-provoking names poured from her. For some years i was frustrated by these names because I could not find them in any of the old French books in my possession, nor in the Lindley Library. At length the reason dawned on me. Finding an unknown rose in an old garden without a name she let her fancy run free and coined a name for it. Thus did the following names appear in commerce (in her own catalogue): 'Souvenir de la Princesse de Lamballe' which proved to be Bourbon Queen
Book (1995) Page(s) 30, 51. Includes photo(s).
Book (Nov 1994) Page(s) 133.
Bourbon Queen ('Reine de l'Île Bourbon') Bourbon. Breon-Mauget (France) 1835. An old cottage favourite, still seen up and down the country, displaying its semi-double magenta and pink flowers mainly in June. They are cupped and loose, and the petals are crinkled and beautifully veined with a darker shade. Reaches some 10 or 12 feet as a climber, but can be pruned to a shrub. The leaves are leathery, mid green, and distinctly toothed. Judging by a portrait of this rose in Komlosy I have doubts about my plant being true to name, but it is well established in various collections in this country. Sometimes known as 'Souvenir de la Princesse de Lamballe'.
Book (Sep 1993) Page(s) 92. Includes photo(s).
Bourbon Queen ('Souvenir de la Princesse de Lamballe', 'Reine des Iles Bourbon', 'Queen of Bourbons') Bourbon. Mauget (France) 1835. Description... Named for the supposedly lesbian confidante of Queen Marie Antoinette who was torn to pieces by the mob in revolutionary Paris... mallow-pink rose... Parentage unknown
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 480.
Bourbon (OGR), pink blend, 1834, ('Bourbon Queen'; 'Reine des Îles Bourbon'; 'Souv. De la Princesse de Lamballe'); Mauget. Flowers fawn and rose, cupped; very fragrant.
Book (Feb 1993) Page(s) 81. Includes photo(s).
Bourbon Queen Bourbon. Parentage: unknown. (aka 'Queen of Bourbons', 'Reine de l'Ile Bourbon', 'Souvenir de la Princesse de Lamballe') France 1834. Description and cultivation... flowers: almost double, cupped, of rich rose pink paling toward the edges... The flowers are borne on last year's growth. While an autumn flowering is common but rarely generous, the autumn display of large hips is a bonus...
Book (1993) Page(s) 85, 86. Includes photo(s).
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Page 86: [Listed under 'Bourbon Queen'] ('Queen of the Bourbons', 'Reine des Îles Bourbon') Bourbon. Description. Height: 6-12 ft. Flowers: medium pink, strong fragrance. Mauget (France) 1834.