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The Charm of Old Roses, 1966 ed.
 
(1987)  Page(s) 25.  Includes photo(s).
 
Plate 6: [Photo]
Page 25: 'Four Seasons Rose' (R. damascena bifera)... an Autumn Damask... called the 'Alexandrian Rose' in Egypt... Pliny in his Natural History (c. 100 AD) calls it the 'Trachyean Rose'.
(1987)  Page(s) 128.  
 
A Hybrid Perpetual that derives its flat flowers from Gallica ancestors... a family always prone to throw sports. Probably that is why, only three years after its introduction, 'Baronne Prevost' threw a striped sport, 'Panachee d'Orleans'.
 
(1966)  Page(s) 38.  
 
p14. Only one of the Gallicas has flowers with a faint tone of salmon-pink in the petals. This is 'Belle Isis', a charming little rose sent to us from Waitara. Because of its hybrid origin it has more decorative and larger sepals than those of the pure Gallicas. An Alba Rose growing nearby has the same warm tone in its pink petals. This is the lovely Belle Amour - a rose that blends well with the low-growing 'Belle Isis' at its feet.

p38. Belle Amour with its semi-double, cupped flowers of salmon-pink, though a very attractive rose, has not done as well in this garden as its reputation warrants; so, this coming winter, we plan to move it out of full sun, into a semi-shaded position, in the hope that it will grow more vigorously. It was found originally in the garden of an old convent at Elboeuf and appears to be of hybrid origin with some of the characteristics of R. damascena in its ancestry.
(1987)  Page(s) 9.  
 
Description
(1966)  Page(s) 9.  
 
Gallica. Belle de Crécy...The flat flowers, with small incurving centre petals surrounding a button eye, open carmine shaded with mauve; but this colouring quickly changes until slaty, blue-purple tones appear, which give the rose an unusual and most distinctive appearance. The bush is upright, with thin flexible stems - almost too light for the weight of flowers which smother it in early summer.
(1987)  Page(s) 45.  
 
(Centifolia) Originated near Angers in France over a hundred years ago... R. centifolia variegata... thorny, vigorous ... also called 'La Rubanee'... globular flowers in small clusters... creamy-blush with rosy-lilac stripes.
(1987)  Page(s) 129.  
 
R. centifolia variegata, 'Belle des Jardins', 'La Rubanee' ... it grows into a vigorous, thorny shrub, taller than the Gallicas, and suckers freely if on its own roots... flowers early... striped.
 
(1987)  Page(s) 13.  
 
Because of its hybrid origin it has more decorative and larger sepals than those of the pure Gallicas.
 
(1966)  Page(s) 13.  
 
Only one of the Gallicas has flowers with a faint tone of salmon-pink in the petals. This is Belle Isis, a charming little rose sent to us from Waitara. Because of its hybrid origin it has more decorative and larger sepals than those of the pure Gallicas. An Alba Rose growing nearby has the same warm tone in its pink petals. This is the lovely 'Belle Amour' - a rose that blends well with the low-growing Belle Isis at its feet.
 
(1987)  Page(s) 105.  
 
Produced by Mr. Blair, of Stamford Hill, in 1845. Not perpetual-flowering. Dean Hole remarked that it would soon cover the side of a large house.
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