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Fifty Favourite Roses
 
(1995)  Page(s) 51.  
 
Cosette has an unusual petal formation...
(1995)  Page(s) 36.  Includes photo(s).
 
The Portland Rose, 'The Scarlet Four Seasons Rose'. Likely the results of a China rose-gallica cross. Resembles gallica 'Officinalis'. Originally known as 'Paestana', taken from the Italian town of Paestum, a centre of rose propagation for the insatiable Roman market -- for which roses were even grown under glass to lengthen the season when blooms would be available. Dupont named it 'Duchess of Portland' and it became the founder of the Portland rose line -- though many people continued for some time to refer to it as a damask perpetual in reference to its long and comparatively continuous flowering period. It was listed in a nursery catalogue in 1782. Redouté pictured it under the title Le Rosier de Portland.
 
(1995)  Page(s) 48.  Includes photo(s).
 
Elina [The author presents a lot of information about this rose, including something about its history and cultivation. It is one of Gibson's fifty favorite roses.] ... introduced in 1985 by the Dickson Nurseries of Northern Ireland as 'Peaudouce'... named after a brand of children's nappy... one of the best roses ever produced... There are people who think that 'Elina', with its huge, pale, creamy-yellow blooms, which have a deeper tone at the heart of the flower, may be the long-awaited rival to 'Peace'...
 
(1995)  Page(s) 49.  
 
The pale, creamy yellow of the blooms of 'Elina' is not unlike that of 'Peace', though lacking the pink flushes of the latter. However, "Elina's flowers are more classical in shape, with their high, pointed centres and, because of this, they are much more suitable for exhibition purposes... may develop mildew in the second half of the season... with a little help from a good fungicide from July onwards, 'Elina' is one of the most beautiful and rewarding roses that you can grow...
 
(1995)  Page(s) 23.  
 
Emily Gray is one of the ramblers that survived probably because of its chamois yellow colouring, unique among ramblers...
(1995)  Page(s) 50-51.  Includes photo(s).
 
Escapade [the author discusses the rose in depth... it is one of his fifty favorite roses.] large heads of white-centred flowers of a rosy-violet unique among roses... Jack Harkness, its raisers, always considered 'Escapade' his finest rose...
 
(1995)  Page(s) 52, 53.  Includes photo(s).
 
Page 52: [Photo] Fantin-Latour [The author discusses this rose in depth. It is one of his fifty favorite roses.] Of the softest blush-pink, with more richly tinted centre petals, opening to a circular, cupped shape. The outer petals then reflex, leaving the centre cupped... no one has the least idea where or when it originated, except that it was probably during the lifetime of the French artist after whom it was named...
Page 53: [Photo] it is by no means certain that it is really a centifolia
(1995)  Page(s) 54.  Includes photo(s).
 
Felicia [The author discusses this rose in depth. It is one of his fifty favorite roses.]... this rose is considered to be the peak of Pemberton's achievement...
(1995)  Page(s) 55.  Includes photo(s).
 
rather pointed, apricot-pink buds that open out into informal, blush-pink, double flowers which have strong fragrance...
(1995)  Page(s) 56-57.  Includes photo(s).
 
Fragrant Cloud [The author discusses this rose in depth. It is one of his fifty favorite roses.] ...one of the most sweet-smelling roses of modern times... very large, full, coral-red blooms... such a profuse flowerer is it that on its original introduction in Germany, it was considered a floribunda...
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