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Growing Old-Fashioned Roses (Nottle) Second Edition
(1994)  
 
Mr. Alexander Macleay's garden notes for Elizabeth Bay House, Sydney in the 1840s... listed Rosa alba celestia ('Celeste' or 'Celestial' ?), Rosa alba 'Dr Beligina', Rosa alba 'Maiden's Blush', Rosa alba 'Double White' (alba maxima ?) and Rosa alba 'Spineless Virgin'.
(1994)  Page(s) 16.  
 
Mr. Alexander Macleay's garden notes for Elizabeth Bay House, Sydney in the 1840s... listed Rosa alba celestia ('Celeste' or 'Celestial' ?), Rosa alba 'Dr Beligina', Rosa alba 'Maiden's Blush', Rosa alba 'Double White' (alba maxima ?) and Rosa alba 'Spineless Virgin'.
(1994)  Page(s) 16.  
 
Mr. Alexander Macleay's garden notes for Elizabeth Bay House, Sydney in the 1840s... listed Rosa alba celestia ('Celeste' or 'Celestial' ?), Rosa alba 'Dr Beligina', Rosa alba 'Maiden's Blush', Rosa alba 'Double White' (alba maxima ?) and Rosa alba 'Spineless Virgin'.
(1994)  Page(s) 16.  
 
Mr. Alexander Macleay's garden notes for Elizabeth Bay House, Sydney in the 1840s... listed Rosa alba celestia ('Celeste' or 'Celestial' ?), Rosa alba 'Dr Beligina', Rosa alba 'Maiden's Blush', Rosa alba 'Double White' (alba maxima ?) and Rosa alba 'Spineless Virgin'.
(1994)  Page(s) 11-12.  
 
Bracteatae... Roses with bracts... persistent leaves, i.e., they do not fall off during winter in all but the coldest climates... It can also root wherever a branch touches the ground. One species from China, R. bracteatea.
(1994)  Page(s) 12.  
 
Carolinae... The roses from Carolina... the only ones which enjoy growing in wet ground and in mild shade... distinct from other roses in that the autumn leaves can be very richly coloured in shades of scarlet, orange and gold.
(1994)  Page(s) 11.  
 
Indicae... roses of China... Most likely all of them are selected garden forms taken into gardens centuries ago by the Chinese...
(1994)  Page(s) 34.  
 
[In Adelaide, South Australia, R. setigera] is usually in flower at Christmas
(1994)  Page(s) 11.  
 
Pimpinellifoliae... The Burnet roses with growth which is generally compact and twiggy, well armed with thin thorns and hard bristles...
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