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'Centifolia Nana' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 97-373
most recent 8 FEB HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 8 FEB 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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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.]
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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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Discussion id : 73-456
most recent 9 AUG 13 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 9 AUG 13 by CybeRose
A Catalogue of Plants sold by James Colvill Nurseryman ... Chelsea (1827)

Colvill listed Rosa indica minor separately from R. semperflorens minima and R. Lawranceana.
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