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most recent 28 OCT 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 26 OCT 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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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most recent 11 AUG 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 9 AUG 17 by drogers
I received a private message from Patricia Routley telling me that several of the photos I posted for Floral City Ann were duplicates. I do not see it from my end. Could you check at your convenience an eliminate the duplicates if find that to be the fact. Thank you for your assistance.
Don Rogers
Reply #1 of 3 posted 11 AUG 17 by Patricia Routley
Does anybody else see two photos each of the bud and the bush in "Floral City Ann" from member drogers?
Reply #2 of 3 posted 11 AUG 17 by Margaret Furness
Yes to both. The bud pictures were posted on different days.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 11 AUG 17 by Patricia Routley
Thanks Margaret. I thought I had double vision for a while there. I had deleted one of the excess photos, but drogers uploaded it again, hence the different days.
Drogers, would you please check the file for "Floral City Ann" and tell us again what you see.
most recent 30 JUL 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 30 JUL 17 by drogers
Rose Listing Omission

"Floral City Ann"

Floral City Ann is a found rose, from Floral City, Florida. The blooms have a very strong fragrance. It has had no care other than being cut back on occasion and showed no sign of disease. The plant was growing at a height of about 6' and about 5' in width. She blooms in flushes.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 30 JUL 17 by Patricia Routley
Approximate class? Colour? Single, double, very double? Any idea of how long the bush has been there? As much information as the bush will tell you please drogers.
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