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Initial post 13 AUG by Marlorena
It must have been so exciting to have discovered this one Virginia, but it's the clematis that's given us all the so called 'clematis wilt' problem, as every clematis that traces itself back to this one, which is most of the group 2 large flowered hybrids with those woolly leaves, are prone to getting it... I'm sure you knew that, but just to put it out there for anyone who may not..
Reply #1 of 2 posted 8 days ago by scvirginia
Marlorena, I found three illustrations one day while looking for something else. The name rang no bells, so I looked for photos at HMF, and there was nothing. Accordingly, I've posted some of the illustrations that I've found. I just found another to upload, and that's when I discovered your comment.

It's a lovely thing (at least in the illustrations), but it's a shame that it's sort of the Typhoid Mary of the clematis world. No, I didn't know about clematis wilt, but I only grow one clematis (although I'm constantly digging up 'volunteers' of the icky Sweet Autumn Clematis which is super-invasive here).

Good info about C. lanuginosa's role in clematis wilt, and I hope anyone who lives where that's a problem will pay close attention to the heritage of the plants they choose.

Reply #2 of 2 posted 8 days ago by Marlorena
I like the illustrations you've posted Virginia... it appears it's no longer in cultivation in any case but if anyone sees this and is interested, here's the link to Clematis on the Web which gives a photo or two and other info...

A clematis nurseryman here told me about the connection to wilt...
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Initial post 12 days ago by scvirginia
According to Malcolm Manners, "Crenshaw Musk" and "Crenshaw Double Musk" originated from the same plant in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, VA. It is not unusual for the single form of R. moschata to occasionally sport to a double form.

The even more doubled version of R. Moschata, "Temple Musk" was also found in another area of the Hollywood Cemetery, and it is not known if it may be a sport of "Crenshaw Double Musk".

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Initial post 3 OCT by scvirginia
Since "Smith's Parish" is invariably white here (with some pink tinges, but no red), I am curious about how the red sport would do here? Would it be red like it is in Florida? Or more like "Smith's Parish' is in FL and Bermuda? Or would it also eventually end up white with pink tinges? I may have to try it just to find out, but this is just about the best rose I grow, so even if it ends up being a duplicate of my white-flowered rose, I can hardly lose.

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Initial post 2 SEP by scvirginia
from The Florist and Pomologist, August 1867, p.180:
The Two Rose Shows.
As the clock struck twelve I took up my position at the entrance, note-book in hand, and, sore trial of patience though it was, stuck to the ropes for four long hours, by which time I had brought the last flowers under view. Willingly would I have moved faster, but to go with the stream and see, or diverge and not see, were the only alternatives. I preferred the former course, and having fairly carried it out will now give my readers the benefit, if benefit it be, of the following extracts from my note-book, relating, of course, to new or little-known Roses only:
Madame Fillion, beautiful fresh pink colour, very lovely, outline good; the flower not of any great depth.
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