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Discussion id : 102-953
most recent 20 JUL HIDE POSTS
Initial post 20 JUL by scvirginia
From McIntosh & Co.'s Periodical Catalogue of Fruit and Ornamental Trees, etc. [Cleveland, OH], 1848, p.29:
The Tea Rose. — Rosa Indica Odorata.
Price, 25 to 50 cents each.
Devoniensis... Creamy white, immense size, very fragrant, one of the best.
Discussion id : 102-901
most recent 19 JUL HIDE POSTS
Initial post 19 JUL by scvirginia
From Flore des Serres, vol. 7, 1851, p.141:
Caractères de Rosiers remontants.
7e Section. — Rosiers Thés.
Ces Rosiers ont beaucoup de rapport avec les précédents [Bengales ou Indica]; ils ont l'écorce des rameaux très lisse, sont peu épineux; les feuilles sont luisantes et les fleurs souvent solitaires à l'extrémité de rameaux tellement flexibles que dans la plupart des cas ces fleurs sont renversées et qu'on ne les voit que par leur face inférieure. Les rameaux s'allongent ordinairement très peu; cependant, quand les sujets sont vigoureux, ils développent des rameaux plus allongés, plus gros, qui se tiennent mieux et qui se terminent par des panicules de 3 à 5 fleurs, quelquefois davantage.
Exemples: Devoniensis, Safrano, Souvenir d'un ami, Vicomtesse Decazes, Elisa Sauvage, Burès, Goubault, Moiré, le Pactole, etc.
Discussion id : 93-176
most recent 4 JUN 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 JUN 16 by drogers
In Vintage Gardens Book of Roses the variety Tradd Street Yellow is given the identity of Devoniensis, Cl.
Discussion id : 86-969
most recent 31 JUL 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 30 JUL 15 by CybeRose
Beauties of Roses - (1850-1853) 1980 facsimile edition, pp. xxi-xxii
Henry Curtis

The fortunate raiser of this Rose was the late George Foster, Esq., of Oatland, near Devonport, whose brother Edward W. Foster has kindly favored us with .the following informations as to its parentage, &c. “The Devoniensis was raised by my brother, a genuine lover of horticulture and a true florist. His opinion was that it was produced from the Yellow China by an impregnation of the Yellow Noisette Smithii which was growing alongside it, as he was in the constant habit of impregnating his roses. One of some seeds saved at the same time produced a rose much like the Yellow Noisette, but greatly inferior to Devoniensis; it flowered the first year from the seed bed, but was small and weak, and the second year on being budded on a strong stock, it grew to a very fine flower.”

“In the following year Mr. Pince, of the Firm of Lucombe, Pince, & Co., of Exeter,offered my brother twenty guineas for it, and it then passed into their hands; it is perfectly hardy but requires a rich strong soil.”

Those eminent horticulturists (Messrs. Lucombe & Co.,) state that Mr. Foster thought very highly of some other seedlings that were raised with Devoniensis, but after growing them with every care and comparing them with it, they (Messrs. Lucombe & Co.,) found them too inferior to send out, which shows the lottery attendant on raising seedlings. Devoniensis, however, exhibiting the brilliant prize that may sometimes be realized.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 31 JUL 15 by Patricia Routley
Thanks Karl. Added.
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