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'Dwarf Pink China' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 108-510
most recent 2 days ago HIDE POSTS
Initial post 2 days ago 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.
Discussion id : 97-373
most recent 8 FEB 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 8 FEB 17 by Ben22
This rose has many forms to it. I have rosa chinensis jacq var minima voss which is supposedly to be the form I have and is cultivated in Thailand. Mine initially grows slowly, but will take off once mature, and do not respond well to pruning and light dead heading is enough. Nice loose bush with leaves all over, no naked legs. Good disease resistance, never seen a sick leaf. The blooms are bright pinks which eventually fade to light pink. Blooms of my rose are flat and button eyed, but I have seen another form that flower opens into small pompoms. My rose has absolutely no fragrance. I have fell in love with this rose for one reason, the growth of the plant is not bothered by chilli thrips at all, chilli thrips are rather abundant here in Thailand. But however, the blooms are affected by the chilli thrips, blooms would ball or fall of prematurely. The ones that manage to bloom are either deformed or discoloured. This rose blooms in flushes. Cuttings from this rose roots very willingly. I highly recommend this rose, it's fun to see what sport of chinenensis minima you get. So far I've seen ones that blooms are white, single petals, doubled, very doubled, bloom in clusters, lightly fragranted...
Discussion id : 93-100
most recent 30 MAY 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 30 MAY 16 by CybeRose
The History of Mauritius, or the Isle of France, and the neighbouring islands (1801) p. 52
By Charles Grant de Vaux

The rose tree is so easily propagated, that hedges are formed of it; but its flower is not close and fragrant as those of Europe: there are many varieties of them, and among others, a small kind from China, which bears flowers throughout the year.

[This probably was the Rosa pusilla listed in 'A Catalogue of the Exotic Plants Cultivated in the Mauritius,
at the Botanic Garden, Monplaisir, Reduit, and other places', (1816) p. 16. The rose was later imported to England by Sweet and renamed R. Lawranceana.]
Discussion id : 77-219
most recent 18 MAR 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 18 MAR 14 by CybeRose
Flora Cochinchinensis, vol. 1, page 324 (1790)
Joannis de Loureiro

S. 6. Rosa nankinensis
Differ. spec. Ros. germinibus ovatis, glabris: caule multiplici, ramosissimo, aculeato, tortuoso, brevissimo: pedunculis hispidis.

Hab., & notae. Caulis fruticosus, lignosus, 6-pollicaris, crassus, multiplex, ramosissimus, totus aculeatus. Folia impari-pinnata, 3-juga: petiolis aculeatis: foliolis ovato-oblongis, acuminatis, ciliato-serratis, planis, sessilibus. Flos pallide ruber, parvus, plenus: petalis ovato-oblongis, sub-acuminatis, planis: pedunculis hispidis. Germina ovata, calycina, glabra: calycis laciniis 5, partim aculeatis, partim nudis.

Habitat Cantone Sinarum, & alibi, a Nankino oriunda. Affinitatem habet cum Rosa Pumila. Lin. Jun. suppl. pl. pag. 262. Ast in Nankinensi fructus nec magnus, nec pyriformis: caulis vero aculeatus totus.

Stem shrubby, woody, 6-inch, thick, manifold, branched, the whole prickly. The leaves have an odd-pinnate, 3-sides, petioles prickly, leaflets ovate-oblong, pointed, ciliate-serrate, flat, sessile. Flower pale red, small, and full of petals ovate-oblong, sub-pointed, flat, hairy peduncle. Germs ovate, calycina, glabrous, calyx lobes 5, some prickly, some naked.

Habitat Canton China, and elsewhere, originating from Nankin. Allied with Rosa Pumila. Lin. Jun. suppl. pl. pag. 262. But the nankinensis fruits are neither large, nor pyriform: the stem is all prickly.
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