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Rosa Gallica
(Mar 1999)  Page(s) 116.  
 
Gallica ('Lady Jeanne Grey', 'Jeanne Grey') Lahaye (France) before 1838. Medium, very double, violet-pink blossoms, edged deep purple.
(Mar 1999)  Page(s) 25.  Includes photo(s).
 
Description and history. In the rose literature of the last century, Agathes were considered a distinct group or section within the Gallicas. Writing in 1846, the nurseryman William Prince cited the characterisitics of Agathes as "curled foliage, and pale colored, compact flowers, remarkable for their crowded petals." These roses, mentioned in Les Roses, were popularized in eighteenth-century France… over 160 of all the roses at Malmaison were Gallicas; of these, one-fourth were Agathes. By the beginning of our century, the number of Agathe roses … had increased to 63. Today only a few… remain.
(Mar 1999)  Page(s) 29.  
 
('Aimable Rouge', 'La Triomphe') Godefroy (France) 1817. Illustrated by Redoute, 'Aimable Rouge' was popular in France and Holland in the 1820s. Description.
(Mar 1999)  Page(s) 117.  
 
Aimable Sophie ('Archduke Charles', 'Clemence Isaure') Before 1834. Semi-double to double, soft pink blossoms with almost white circumference.
(Mar 1999)  Page(s) 29.  Includes photo(s).
 
Vibert (France) 1839 or before. Description. At the center of each rich deep purple-crimson blossom is a large boss of gold stamens. The blossoms are spotted or dappled with lighter crimson and, if grown in a sunny location, dusted with blackish purple... Sometimes listed as a Centifolia -- and likely a Gallica-Centifolia hybrid -- this rose retains a Gallica appearance.
(Mar 1999)  Page(s) 29.  
 
A sport of 'Alain Blanchard'... veined rather than spotted with crimson.
 
(Mar 1999)  Page(s) 29.  
 
Robert and Moreau (France) 1849. A rose-pink Gallica.
(Mar 1999)  Page(s) 28-29.  Includes photo(s).
 
('Alexandre Laquement', 'Laquemont', 'Alexander Laquemont') l'Hay, France, 1906. Double, somewhat globular blossoms. Well perfumed. Rich violet-crimson, dappled red... less disease-free [than earlier Gallicas]
 
(Mar 1999)  Page(s) 29.  
 
Gallica. Date and origin unknown, possibly developed at Roseraie de l'Hay. A medium-sized shrub with mid-size, double, violet-pink blossoms. Named after the famous Italian poet and dramatist, Count Vittorio Alfieri (1749-1803).
(Mar 1999)  Page(s) 29.  
 
Early 1700s to early 1800s. Large blossoms of rich mauve-purple, produced in clusters... possibly a cross with either a Centifolia or a China Rose.
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