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'Lettuce-leaved Rose' References
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 141.  
 
location 118/3, R. centifolia 'Bullata' hort., LETTUCE-ROSE, 'BULLATA', ROSE À FEUILLES DE LAITUE', GALLICANAE, ca. 1801, deep pink, double, good fragrance, large, bushy, broad, 1-2 m, light-medium green large matte foliage, 5-7 leaflets
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 59.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (1987)  Page(s) 44.  
 
Monsieur Dupont, who was in charge of the gardens at Malmaison in the days of the Empress Josephine, was particularly interested in the foliage of roses, and he bred two astonishing varieties of centifolias. These were the 'Lettuce-Leaved Rose' and the 'Celery-Leaved Rose'. The latter, with deeply cut and serrated leaves, has not survived the passage of time, though the former is still available. One of Redoute's finest paintings was of R. centifolia bullata, or the 'Lettuce-Leaved Rose' -- the 'Rose a Feuilles de Laitue', which has extra large, puckered and wrinkled leaves.
Book  (1984)  Page(s) 46.  
 
Rosa x centifolia ‘Bullata’/Rosa x centifolia bullata Hort./Rosier à feuilles de laitue = Les rosiers à cent feuilles. Obtenu vers 1801. Description…
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 92.  
 
Lettuce Leaved (R. bullata). Flower very large, pale rose outside, darker in centre, very fragrant. Pedicel and hip glandular. Calyx longer with leafy glanded tips, all divisions edged glands. Leaves enormous, curled over and extremely puckered (bullate) like a primrose leaf. Thorns numerous, large and small, hooked. Makes a bush some 5 ft., straggling in growth. Illustrated by Redoute. Thory says it must be budded to show at its best. Not of any beauty, the leaves looking too coarse and Savoy-like.
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 115.  
 
Bullata rosea (centifolia) Dupont before 1815; vivid pink to light red, 8 cm, double, globular, foliage blistered, like salad; = Bullé; R. à feuilles laitue; R. prov. bullata.
Book  (1906)  Page(s) 26.  
 
1.748. Bullata, Centifolia, rose, syn. à feuilles de laitue
Book  (1906)  Page(s) 1.  
 
37. à feuilles de laitue, Centifolia, rose, syn. Bullata
Book  (1902)  Page(s) 101.  
 
No. 2952 Rose
Website/Catalog  (1840)  Page(s) 36.  
 
Centfeuilles....bullata.....1 fr. 50 c.
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