'Duchess of Albany' rose References
Book (1906) Page(s) 50.
3.324. Duchess of Albany, Hybride de Thé, W. Paul 1888 rose foncé
Magazine (15 Jan 1903) Page(s) 12.
"The Queen of Flowers" By Edwin Lonsdale
La France is not so much in demand as it was ten years or so ago before American Beauty became more plentiful, but it may still be had in limited quantity. This rose has produced several sports, some of which are as follows: Duchess of Albany, with flowers much darker; Augustine Guinoiseau, much lighter in color, being very nearly white; and a striped variety.
Magazine (1901) Page(s) 154.
Duchess of Albany W. Paul 1899
Duchess of Albany. This variety is identical with the well-known and popular La France, except that its color is a rich, deep, even pink throughout. Spendid 25 to 50 cts. each.
Book (1894) Page(s) 226.
Duchess of Albany (W. Paul & Son, 1888). — Another member of the La France family, entirely similar in habit, the flowers being of a deeper colour than Danmark, not so large, but better shaped.
Magazine (1892) Page(s) 25.
Duchess of Albany. Resembles La France but a deeper color—a grand rose.
Magazine (19 Aug 1891) Page(s) 391. Vol 4.
Among the newer Roses we find still another Duchess that is very highly recommended, namely, 'Duchess of Leeds', a Hybrid Perpetual, described as a "highly colored La France", but said to be quite distinct from Duchess of Albany.
Book (1891) Page(s) 178.
Duchess of Albany,* hybrid-tea, a "sport" from La France, which is resembles, but is a shade darker; superb.
Article (newspaper) (29 Dec 1888) Page(s) 14.
T. W. Girdlestone in The Garden, U.K.
Duchess of Albany (Wm. Paul). - A sport from 'La France', of which it has all the good qualities, with flowers of a deeper shade of color. First class certificate R H.S.
Website/Catalog Page(s) 136.
Red, White, Pink and Striped La France.
The La France Roses form a choice group of Hybrid Teas, widely known and celebrated everywhere for hardiness, free, constant bloom, and the beautiful form, finish, and color of their fragrant flowers.
Duchess of Albany. A sport from La France, differing only in the deeper, rich rose-pink of its flowers. 20 cts. each; 3 for 50 cts., or 7 for $1.00.
For 50 cts. we will mail one good, strong plant of all the Four La France Roses.