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'R. rouletii' rose Reviews & Comments
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.
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.

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.
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.
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...
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