'Meg Merrilies' rose References
Book (1903) Page(s) 255.
The Sweet Briar.
The Sweet Briar is a native species well-known to all lovers of plants from the delicious fragrance of its leaves and the beauty of its bright scarlet fruit. It is also one of our best hedge plants.
18. Meg Merrilees; flowers crimson. [raised by the late Lord Penzance]
Website/Catalog (1899) Page(s) 18.
Lord Penzance's Sweet Briars.
These lovely hybrid Sweet Briars, apart from their extreme beauty, are intensely interesting, being crosses between the well-known Sweet Briar and various other roses, such as Austrian Briar, varieties of Galllca, etc. All of them possess the deliciously-scented foliage and strong, vigorous growth of the Sweet Briar, and are as hardy as Oak trees: the flowers are of the most beautiful tints, and are produced in great profusion, presenting the delightful odor and the numerous golden stamens of the Sweet Briar flower, and much larger. A unique race of Roses of great beauty.
Meg. Merrilies. Gorgeous crimson; free-flowering.
Book (1898) Page(s) 12.
Meg Merrilies (Hybrid Sweet Briar); flowers crimson and single, foliage scented like common Sweet Briar.