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'La Reine' rose References
Book  (2017)  Page(s) 106.  
 
La Reine: brilliant glossy rose, globular, very large and full; a most superb old variety, of vigorous habit.
Book  (2006)  Page(s) 72.  
 
La Reine HP. Good reliable rebloom. Outstanding fragrance. Habit: [diagram]1.  Laffay, 1842  [provenance: Robinson found]  Aptly named for the Queen.  Not only an important HP parent, but a longtime favourite among gardeners throughout the United States.  Flowers of rich, true pink are unrivaled when at the best. 
Book  (Aug 2002)  Page(s) 53.  
 
La Reine
Hybrid Perpetual 1842
Rated 7.9
Book  (Dec 2000)  Page(s) 275.  
 
La Reine
Hybrid Perpetual
Jean Laffay 1844
Book  (Dec 2000)  Page(s) 275.  
 
Reine des Francais
Hybrid Perpetual
Jean Laffay 1843
Website/Catalog  (22 Dec 1998)  Page(s) 29.  Includes photo(s).
 
La Reine Antique Hybrid Perpetual. Laffay 1842. Description... fat buds open to deeply cupped blooms of silvery pink with lilac undertones...
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 295.  
 
Hybrid Perpetual (OGR), medium pink, 1842, ('Reine dea Francais'; 'Rose de la Reine'); Laffay. Flowers glossy rose-pink, double (78 petals), cupped, large; fragrant; vigorous growth.
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 90.  Includes photo(s).
 
Hybrid Perpetual. Laffay (France) 1842.
Book  (Jun 1992)  Page(s) 138.  
 
La Reine (Translation, 'The Queen') Hybrid Perpetual. Laffay, 1844. Possibly a seedling of 'William Jesse' [Hybrid Bourbon]. [The author cites information from many different sources, including some interesting background information on Laffay and his breeding program]... Bright rose tinged with lilac... One of the gems of the [1844] season... The largest and most magnificent of all the Perpetuals, often attaining the size of a double paeony... Often shaded with lilac, and sometimes with crimson... Has the appearance of a true perpetual cabbage, but much larger... smooth bark.. occasional thorns... not very hardy... it rivals the Centifolias in scent and color, but surpasses them in the size of the flower... In some situations -- particularly late in the autumn -- delicately striped or veined with carmine... it is the product of planned breeding. The seeds were produced in 1835, and first bloomed in 1841... 'Rose de la Reine'... It was September 5, 1843, that Mons Laffay, amateur horticulturalist of Bellevue, near Paris, presented to the general circle of horticulture four samples of ['La Reine']... Mons. Laffay, who has bred many introductions, always dedicates them to English princes... 'La Reine perfectly justifies the name 'The Autumnal Centifolia'...
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 73.  Includes photo(s).
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