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most recent 30 MAY HIDE POSTS
Initial post 30 MAY by drogers
A very clean plant here in Central Florida. Disease free. No sign of any prickles.
most recent 14 JAN HIDE POSTS
Initial post 13 JAN by drogers
The patent attributed to this variety is the patent for a variety known as Little Sizzler.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 14 JAN by Patricia Routley
Thank you. Corrected.
most recent 28 OCT HIDE POSTS
Initial post 26 OCT by drogers
Modern Roses 12 shows the second word spelled Oktavia for the registered name. Which is correct ?
Reply #1 of 3 posted 27 OCT by Patricia Routley
I don't know, but I have just done a physical check of every issue of Modern Roses (I don't have No. 11) and they all, from Modern Roses 1 to 10 showed 'Fraulein Octavia Hesse'.
2007 Modern Roses 12, page 170 showed 'Fraulein Oktavia Hesse'.

Perhaps a German member might enlighten us on H. A. Hesse and his wife who apparently lived in Ems.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 28 OCT by jedmar
The correct name is definitely "Fräulein Octavia Hesse", although German publications are also not consistent. However all early references, as well as a letter of Mr. Hesse to "Deutscher Garten" spell the name with a c.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 28 OCT by Patricia Routley
Thanks Jedmar.
most recent 9 OCT 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 9 OCT 17 by drogers
If anyone knows how to get in touch with Diann Giles please let me know at I have come across some of her roses from the garden of Alicia Whidden and would like to introduce them all to commerce. I have some questions about some of the non registered varieties.
Thank you,
Donald Rogers
A Reverence For Roses Inc

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