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'Hermosa' rose References
Book  (Nov 1994)  Page(s) 314.  
 
The Work of Dr. C. C. Hurst.
The Bourbon rose.
...Although from the first the Bourbon was a distinct type of Rose with its stout prickly stems, vivid rose-colored flowers with rounded imbricated petals and broad leathery leaves, various breaks occurred from time to time through segregation as well as through hybridization. Between 1834 and 1841 the China reversion Hermosa appeared independently with four different breeders, and it is unlikely that all these were due to a China back-cross....
Book  (Sep 1993)  Page(s) 214.  Includes photo(s).
 
'Hermosa' ('Armosa', 'Sefina', 'Melanie Lamarie', 'Madame Neumann') China. Usually attributed to the obscure French breeder, Marcheseau, 1841, but several breeders claimed it, giving it names of their choice. Thought to be a seedling of 'Old Blush'. Parentage unknown. Repeats.
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 243.  
 
China (OGR), light pink, ('Armosa'; 'Mélanie Lemaire'; 'Mme. Neumann'); Marcheseau; Prior to 1837. Bud pointed; flowers light blush-pink, double (35 petals), high-centered; small; fragrant; foliage bluish green; vigorous growth; recurrent bloom.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 92.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 15.  Includes photo(s).
 
A Hybrid China introduced in 1840. A very good garden shrub that produces its flowers with remarkable continuity.
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 73-74.  Includes photo(s).
 
Probably a China Hybrid. Description. Flowers: small, lilac-pink, cupped. Repeats. Slight fragrance. Marcheseau (France), 1840.
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 77.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 105.  Includes photo(s).
 
('Hermosa', 'Armosa') A China. Marchesseau (France) 1840. Repeats. Good disease resistance. Height: 3 1/2 ft. There is also a climbing form. Good scent.
Book  (Jun 1992)  Page(s) 97-98.  
 
Hermosa Translation: "Beautiful" ('Mélanie Lemaire', 'Armosa') Bourbon. Marcheseau/Rousseau 1834... Deep pink... intense flesh... Lilac pink... Bright rose... This variety was raised by Mons Marcheseau... During recent years, it has again been released to commerce under the name 'Mélanie Lemarie'...
Book  (1992)  Page(s) 39.  
 
('Armosa', 'Melanie Lemaire', 'Mme Neumann') China bush; pink; blooms small to medium size, double; growth bushy, 3 x 2 ft (90 x 60 cm); small greyish green leaves; little scent. Marcheseau 1840. OGR
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