'Prince Albert' rose References
Book (Dec 2000) Page(s) 274.
Jean Laffay [w/Rivers] 1837
Book (Jun 1992) Page(s) 191.
From 'Gloire des Rosomanes' (B) x a Damask Perpetual
... Color changing from pink to pansy purple and crimson... color varying from pink to dark violet... Uncertain out of doors, but a good forcing Rose... unique scent... cold changes color to a shade of carmine which is rather towards violet... it has four bloom-periods... Thorns rare... Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, 1819-1861; husband of Queen Victoria of England.
Book (1936) Page(s) 10.
Albert, Prince (HP or bourbon) Laffay 1841; dark purple, shaded carmine, large, double, firm, fragrance 7/10, growth 8/10. = Futur Emp. des Français; Reine des Belges.
Book (1936) Page(s) Annex, p. 109.
hybrid perpetual, Prince Albert, dark purple, shaded carmine, violet in autumn, large, full, compact, fragrant.
Book (1936) Page(s) 238.
Empereur des Français, Le futur (bourbon) ? ? ; carmine.
Magazine (1902) Page(s) 509.
Prince Albert ...Futur Empereur des Français
Book (1899) Page(s) 147.
Prince Albert, HR, Laffay, 1841, pourpre
Book (1899) Page(s) 97.
Le futur empereur des Français, Bourbon, carmin
Magazine (3 Jan 1891) Page(s) 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?
Book (1885) Page(s) Vol. II, p. 363.
Rosiers Hybrides Remontants...Noms Anciens: Prince Albert.....Synonymes: Futur empereur des Français