The Charm of Old Roses, 1966 ed.
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Redoute painted it at Malmaison.
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Description. Sometimes called the "blue" rose because it fades to rosy-lilac, and then to lilac with a hint of blue and grey in certain lights... in 1848 'Anaïs Ségalas' was listed by William Paul as a crimson centifolia. Its thorny stems certainly suggest a hybrid origin, but it is far more of a Gallica than a Centifolia; and the term crimson does not adequately describe its subtle colouring. 'AS' abounds in New Zealand where it grows wild. The wild ones are smaller than the cultivated ones in gardens. The colour varies a little according to whether the soil is heavy clay or sand. It is one of the earliest roses to bloom.
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It possesses the unusual characteristic of producing fresh green shoots and flowers at the same time.
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Gerard listed it in his herbal (in 1596) as R. rubra.
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large, soft, deeply-serrated, pale green leaves; thicker stems heavily clothed with straight thorns; and tight clusters of double flowers. Suckers freely.