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'Dwarf Pink China' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 112-814
most recent 30 AUG HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 30 AUG by Andrew from Dolton
Earlier this summer I sowed a few open pollenated seeds from Rosa chinensis 'Minima', five germinated and I pricked out the seedlings in a 1.5LT pot. Four are the normal pale pink whilst one is much darker. The mother plant was right next to 'Baby Faurax', I wonder if they might have cross pollenated?
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 30 AUG by HubertG
It could just be a random gene combination from being self pollinated. They are cute though.
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 30 AUG by Andrew from Dolton
Thanks HerbertG. The leaves are slightly darker than the others and when I've grown this rose from seed before the seedlings have been fairly consistent, all the same pale pink colour as 'Old Blush' and 'Pompom de Paris, climbing'. I'll give the pale seedlings away and grow the dark one on and see what it grows like.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 30 AUG by HubertG
It certainly could be a Baby Faurax pollination. Anything can happen. I'd grow it on and just observe if there are any other similarities.
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Discussion id : 109-361
most recent 17 MAR HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 17 MAR by Andrew from Dolton
Rosa chinensis minima fruits and seeds, 17/3/18.
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Discussion id : 109-041
most recent 5 MAR HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 5 MAR by Andrew from Dolton
The Rose Annual 1973, Royal National Rose Society.
China Roses by Tess Allen.
p.34.

It was the botanist-nurseryman R. Sweet who gave the name Rosa lawranceana to the single form of the miniature China rose which was also known as the fairy rose. The current name is Rosa chinensis var. minima. Andrews states that the double form flowered for the first time in 1819 at Hammersmith Nursery. The double rose was introduced into France where it was known as the 'Bengal Pompon'. In Europe the miniature China roses appeared to have been extinguished by the slow test of time until Major Roulet, a surgeon in the Swiss Army, noticed pot plants of a double rosy-pink miniature China rose growing at Manborgel in Switzerland. The villagers told him that the rose. which had been grown in the area for a hundred years, originally came from France. The Swiss miniature rose was re-introduced into in 1922 as Rosa roulettii.
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Discussion id : 108-510
most recent 15 FEB HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 15 FEB by Andrew from Dolton
Roy Genders, Miniature Roses. Pub. 1960, Blandford Press London.
p. 9

M'Intosh, then gardener to H.M. the King of the Belgians, in his most informative book The Flower Garden written in 1829, mentions that Pigmy or Lawrence Rose had previously reached this country from Mauritius, possibly having first been grown in China, for it is really a dwarf China rose. M'Intosh lists several varieties -- alba, white; 'Retrour de Printemps' and 'Petite Lilliputienne'. bright red; 'Gloire de Lawrence' and 'Petite Laponne', dark and bright crimson; and several pinks including 'Caprice des Dames', 'La Miniature' and 'Fairy'. It will be seen that most are of French origin, for at the beginning of the nineteenth century these tiny bush rsoes, growing between 6 and 9 inches tall, were used entirely for the decoration of rooms by the French aristocracy, the plants being grown in pots on window sills bot in and out doors.
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