'Devoniensis' rose References
Book (Jun 1992) Page(s) 45.
Devoniensis ('Magnolia Rose') Tea. Foster, 1838. Parentage: 'Parks' Yellow' x 'Smith's Yellow'. [Author cites information from different sources.]
Book (1988) Page(s) 51, 124.
Page 51: Devoniensis Tea/Climber 1836... bred in England
Page 124: Devoniensis [is] known as 'Victoria' in gardens about Calcutta...
Book (1988) Page(s) 78. Includes photo(s).
Book (1985) Page(s) 29.
a Tea rose found in Plymouth in 1838
Book (1936) Page(s) 207.
Devoniensis (tea) Foster 1838; Yellow Tea X ? ; cream-white, center darker, large, double, globular to cupped, center petals frizzy, fragrance 8/10, floriferous, few prickles, growth 5/10, soft. Sangerhausen
Website/Catalog (1913) Page(s) 50.
Devoniensis This distinguished variety is called by some the "Magnolia Rose". The flowers are creamy white, with rosy center, elaborately carved in appearance, and deliciously fragrant. They are abundantly produced, and the bush is continuously in bloom after the first blossoms appear. The flowers are large and full and double, and the plant grows vigorously until it reaches an extraordinary size for a Rose bush. Practically every one in the South is familiar with Devoniensis, especially under the title of the "Magnolia Rose" , and it is a universal favorite wherever known. There is not a safer or more exquisite Rose in the nursery to recommend to the amateur or professional Rose-grower. The plant begins to bloom when quite small, and it is a Rose that will soon spring into favor and esteem with everyone who grows it.
Book (1912) Page(s) 224.
Cream-coloured Tea Roses.
Devoniensis. -- Cup-shaped roses. Cream with light pink undertone.
Book (1912) Page(s) 68.
Race des Thé non sarmenteux. Groupe C.- Thé divers et non encore classés.
Devoniensis, Forester 1838. Blanc crème, centre plus foncé.- fl. grande, pleine, en coupe, très odorane; florifère moyenne. Pour la forçage.
Magazine (1910) Page(s) 138.
[From a talk held by Pierre Guillot at the Rosarian's Congress in Nantes - translated in "The Old Rose Advisor, Vol. I, p. 103ff]
Ses variétés [d'Adam] ont conservé la forme du calice et de la fleur en coupe avec de légères modifications dans la végétation, parfois plus érigée avec plus d'ampleur dans la feuillage, comme.... Devoniensis...