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'Céline' rose References
Book  (2012)  Page(s) 148.  
Hybrides de Bourbon...
R. Celine, Hardy
Book  (2001)  Page(s) 364.  
[Celine]. (Laffay, 1835). Hybrid Bourbon. "Fleshy lilac." [TCN] ....
Book  (Apr 1999)  Page(s) 500.  
'Celine' Laffay 1835. Hybrid Bourbon. We add to our information in the Old Rose Advisor "deep Pink". [Y] Inventaire de la Collection, by Roseraie de l'Hay, 1984.
Book  (1994)  Page(s) 45.  
Laffay was attempting to breed the repeat-blooming characteristic of 'Celine', a now possibly extinct Bourbon with large pink flowers, into a much hardier European rose, probably a Gallica or a Centifolia...
Book  (Sep 1993)  Page(s) 111.  Includes photo(s).
Céline Bourbon. The Roseraie de l'Haÿ attributes it to Laffont, 1825. However, some American experts are convinced that 'Céline' and 'Fantin-Latour' are one and the same, the variety having been popular in the 1860s as an understock, hence its survival, unlabelled, in old gardens... summer flowering
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 82.  
Céline Hybrid Bourbon, pale rose, Laffay, about 1825. Description... First used as understock by Henry Curtis about 1840.
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 86.  Includes photo(s).
'Celine'. A Bourbon. Launched by Laffay 1825. Flowers mainly in midsummer with a few later flowers. Height to 240cm (8 ft). Photographed in the Roseraie de l'Hay, Paris.
Book  (1980)  Page(s) viii.  
[Leonie Bell's Foreword to the 1980 Facsimile edition of Henry Curtis' Beauties of the Rose includes this:]
"In his passion to succeed with certain varieties, the Tea-Noisettes in particular, against the odds of too much chilly weather, Curtis experimented with several understocks. To the short list of those in use at the time - the Dog Briar, Crimson Boursault, and River's favourite, the Manetti - he added one of his own, the Hybrid Bourbon, Céline, around 1845. Indeed, this became so popular that it lost the dignity of a capital letter and accent to become simply "the celine stock." Here was an innovation that might well be tried again, for if the name Céline is forgotten, the plant is not: it is, we believe, masquerading under the name "Fantin Latour." Even in my rather harsh climate, the almost prickle-less canes of Céline easily reach eight or nine feet, which would have made it ideal for the trunks of the standard or tree roses so in vogue by 1850."
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 136.  
Céline (hybrid bourbon) Laffay ca. 1825; pale pink, very large, double.
Book  (1935)  Page(s) 177-178.  
[To create repeat-blooming roses, Jean Laffay] used Hybrid Chinas [especially 'Athelin' and 'Celine'] which he crossed with Damask Perpetuals and Bourbons...
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