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Discussion id : 81-099
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Initial post 16 OCT 14 by CybeRose
The Gardeners’ Chronicle 1(1): 1 (Jan. 2, 1841)

THE NEW PERPETUAL ROSE, PRINCE ALBERT.—T. RIVERS, jun., begs to inform Rose Amateurs, that he is deputed by Mons. Laffay, of Paris, to sell by subscription for him this most beautiful of all the Autumnal Roses, Strong Budded Plants, Dwarfs, and Standards, will be delivered to Subscribers early in May next, in pots, in a growing state, all of which will bloom freely the following summer and autumn. M. Laffay originated this fine Rose from seed of the Bourbon Rose Gloire de Rosomene, the flowers of which he had fertilised with the pollen of some Damask and Hybrid China Roses.

Description.—Plant vigorous and very hardy, branches of medium length, not too luxuriant in growth, but enough so to form a fine and graceful tree, either as a Dwarf or Standard. Every branch produces from one to three flowers, rarely more; these, from not being crowded, as in many of the terminal clusters of Autumnal Roses, open freely, and are produced abundantly from June till the middle or end of November. Foliage abundant, of a deep glaucous green, from five to seven leaflets on each petiole. In mild winters the plant is nearly evergreen. Flowers distinguished by a powerful fragrance, which the petals retain even when quite dry. Colour bright crimson, shaded with maroon purple, in the way of that well-known Rose George the 4th. A figure painted by a celebrated Parisian artist was taken on the 15th of November last: the violet tint is consequently more prominent, as the cold and moisture of autumn give this tint to all crimson Roses. This figure will be exhibited at Mr. Kernan's during the spring. Form of Flowers—cupped, a little inclined to globular, closely resembling in that respect the Hybrid China Rose Fulgens. When the flowers are fully expanded, the central stamens are seen. In conclusion, T. RIVERS begs strongly to recommend this Rose as one of the finest of its class, and better calculated than any other to form an Autumnal Rose Avenue.

Plants will be delivered to Subscribers, carriage free, at Mr. Kernan's, 4, Great Russell-street, Covent Garden, at 21s. each, ready money. As the number is limited, T.R. begs that all who wish for plants will send their names to him for entry in a Subscription-book-.—Sawbridgeworth, Herts, Dec. 28, 1840.
Discussion id : 81-097
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Initial post 16 OCT 14 by CybeRose
Gardeners' Chronicle 2: 492 (July 23, 1842)
A. Z.
The flowers of Prince Albert in many situations do not appear to open well, and it is a most variable kind, sometimes lilac, sometimes red, and anon a deep velvety crimson, on the same plant. When its flowers do expand properly, their perfume is quite delicious; it also forces admirably; coming into flower in February, and if possible it is more fragrant then than when grown in the open air.
Discussion id : 81-094
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Initial post 16 OCT 14 by CybeRose
The Gardeners’ Chronicle (Jan 3, 1891) p. 19
The old advertisements to which we have referred are very interesting to look back upon, and afford material for a history of horticulture quite invaluable. Fortunate are those who, in binding their copies, have not destroyed the advertisement sheets. We can only allude to a few samples to confirm our statement. The very first advertisement is one by T. Rivers, jun., of a new perpetual Rose called Prince Albert, described as a cross raised by M. Laffay, of Paris, from the Bourbon Gloire de Rosamene, fertilised with the pollen of some Damask and hybrid China Roses [sic]! Plants at a guinea each were announced to be delivered to subscribers at Mr. Kernan's, 4, Great Russell Street, Covent Garden. The name of Rivers is still in the fore front, and many of our older readers will remember Kernan, but the Rose—where is it?
Discussion id : 81-067
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Initial post 14 OCT 14 by CybeRose
Journal des Roses 31: 143-147 (Sept 1907)
Essais sur l’origine des rosiers hybrides remontants
V. Viviand-Morel
Si nous nous en rapportons à Laffay, la variété Prince Albert, hybride remontant, aurait pour origine le croisement d'un hybride de Bengale sarmenteux, non remontant, connu sous le nom de Gloire des Rosomanes, par un Rosier des quatre-saisons. Le caractère remontant de cette variété n'a été acquis qu'à la troisième ou quatrième génération et à 'a suite de croisements nouveaux.
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