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Redoute's Roses (Les Roses)
(May 1998)  Page(s) 6, 7.  Includes photo(s).
Page 6: Rosa centifolia ('Cabbage Rose', 'Hundred-Petalled Rose', 'Rosier a cent feuilles') Description... numerous pink petals becoming darker towards the centre of the flower... in 1816 Rau stated that it is native to Northern Persia... Many cultivars are know: Miss Lawrence figured 19, and the Dutch catalogues list over 100... To obtain the maximum number of fine blooms, prune the bush in February to keep it dwarf...
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(May 1998)  Page(s) 194, 195.  Includes photo(s).
Page 194: Rosa nivea ('Snow-White Rose') Description... Flowers: single, scentless, petals rounded, very open, snow white... This rose is probably native to China and was introduced to Europe by Lord Macartney. (Thory considers it to be native to New Georgia in America, collected by Michaux and the same as R. laevigata of the Royal Garden.)...
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(May 1998)  Page(s) 76-77.  Includes photo(s).
Rosa alba regalis ('Royal White Rose', 'Great Cuisse de Nymphe') Description... petals very large, white flushed pink... The English call it 'Great Maiden's Blush'...
(May 1998)  Page(s) 42, 43.  Includes photo(s).
Page 42: Rosa indica fragrans (Thory) ('Tea-scented China', "Scented Rose of India") Description... Flowers 7 cm or more in diameter... petals flesh-white, as if transparent... This is remarkable among the many China roses by the size and transparency of the petals and the perfume, especially at the time of anthesis. Introduced from the East Indies to England in 1809, it flowered for the first time in the nursery of Colville who distributed it under the imprecise name of tea-scented rose...
(May 1998)  Page(s) 156-157.  Includes photo(s).
Rosa banksiae ('Lady Bank's Rose') Description... Flowers small, with a sweet penetrating scent like violets... petals 4-5-seriate, pure clear white, those at the centre curled and crumpled... This rose was imported from China in 1807 to England and is dedicated to Lady Banks, wife of the Illustrious Banks who was one of the scientists on Captain Cook's expedition. Boursault brougth it to France in 1817 and grew it planted out in peaty soil in his magnificent temperate house where it exceeded 13 m. One of its flower bouquets served as a model for [Redouté's] painting...
(May 1998)  Page(s) 252.  Includes photo(s).
Rosa l'Heritieranea [Thory hybr. n.] 'L'Heritier's Rose,
Profusely blooming shrub capable of reaching great height when supported; adult branches glabrous; prickles sparse, fairly stout, recurved, absent on inflorescences. Leaflets 5 or 7, large, acute, rounded at the base, glabrous on both surfaces, uniformly serrate, upperside glossy; petioles glabrous; stipules broad, decurrent, denticulate, with a sessile reddish gland on each tooth. Flowers clustered on the ends of the laterals; pedicels glandular hispid; bracts acute ovate, a little glandular at the tip; sepals acute, downy within, glandular outside; petals 4-5-seriate, incurved over the stamens almost as in the 'Anemone Centifolia' or 'Anemone Sweetbriar', pink tinged violet, whitening towards the base and for the most part traversed inside by a more or less regular whitish line; stamens numerous, unequal ; styles short, distinct. Heps ovoid, red. This fine rose is obviously a hybrid of R. alpina and R. indica, having been raised from seeds of the latter by Vilmorin about twelve years ago. The beauty of its, blooms combined with the elegant habit have made it fairly common in amateur collections. We do not know if it comes true from seed. Up to the present we have only seen it grafted on R. rubrifolia, which seems to suit it well. It is well suited for covering arbours and tunnels. We have named it after L'Heritier (I746-I800), to whom Redoute dedicates this modest monument in tribute to his patronage and tuition at the start of his career.
(May 1998)  Page(s) 284, 285.  Includes photo(s).
Page 284: Rosa gallica flore giganteo [Thory var. n] ('Giant-flowered Provins Rose', 'Rosier de Provins a fleur gigantesque'... This rose, outstanding for its flower size, was raised from seed in 1813 in the Royal Gardens at Sèvres...
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(May 1998)  Page(s) 52.  
The 'Nasturium, Countess or Austrian Rose' differs from 'Austrian Copper' in a number of small ways, among them the petals are a fine ochreous within, yellow-orange outside, sometimes striped yellow or purplish ('Tulip Rose' of Du Pont) [see the text for other comparisons... Thory goes on to say] In spite of these differences, most naturalists consider both roses to be one and the same species, for the simple reason that both may occure on one stem...
(May 1998)  Page(s) 32, 33.  Includes photo(s).
Page 32: Rosa indica vulgaris ('Common China Rose', 'Rosier des Indes commun') Description... Flowers semidouble, soft pink, faintly scented at the moment of opening... Popular all over Europe, from palaces to cottage gardens -- the most widespread shrub of the genus. The 'Common China' was introduced by the English from India and flowered for the first time in Parson's garden at Rickmansworth, Herts., around 1793. It is known in London nurseries as the 'Pale China Rose'...
(May 1998)  Page(s) 98-99.  Includes photo(s).
Rosa pimpinellifolia flore rubro multiplici ('Double Red burnet Rose') Description... flowers delicate pink, faintly scented... Descemet, one of our most distinguished growers, obtained the seeds and distributed this rose...
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