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'Mrs. John Laing' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 3-150
most recent 21 JUN 15 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Unregistered Guest
Are there any details about Mrs. John Laing the person honoured by the naming of this rose?
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 25 FEB 04 by Unregistered Guest
This rose was bred by Bennett in 1887. John Laing was a horticulturalist in London...don't know anything about his wife other than she had a marvelous rose named after her :)
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 20 JUN 15 by Darrell
John Hugh Alexander Laing may have been a horticulturist, but he was certainly a doctor from Scotland. He married Florence Mason, who became Mrs. John Laing. They lived on Melville Street in Edinburgh. From the marriage, three boys were stillborn, three girls and another son survived. He died prior to WWI. Florence Laing died during WWII.
For more information, see the article by her granddaughter Rosemary Heather in the November 1989 issue of HERITAGE ROSES IN AUSTRALIA.
--Darrell
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 21 JUN 15 by Patricia Routley
Thank you Darrell. We've added the reference to Rosemary's 1989 article.
We've also added the 2010 reference to her 1889 photo of her grandmother, Florence, just two years after the introduction of Mrs. John Laing in 1887. It is interesting in this latter article Rosemary says one of Dr. Laing's patients was Henry Bennett.
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Discussion id : 46-359
most recent 1 JUL 10 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 1 JUL 10 by Carlene
I live in the hot and humid area of Houston, and have this rose in full sun. I can tell its not happy with my micro-climate. This doesn't seem like a good choice for the gulf coast area. I think it would do better in a cooler climate or perhaps with more shade. It gets lots of rust, has a lot of dieback (even though it is own root), and struggles to bloom. Probably further north it would do better.
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Discussion id : 26-028
most recent 3 MAY 08 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 3 MAY 08 by trishcuit
Is MR.. John Laing and MRS. John Laing the same rose? The specs are the same and there is next to no information on the MR.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 3 MAY 08 by jedmar
Yes, they are the same. 'Mrs. John Laing' is the correct name. Some nursery probably thought John has to be a Mister.
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Discussion id : 16-015
most recent 14 JAN 07 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 14 JAN 07 by sallyann
where can I obtain a Mrs John Laing Rose in Sydney Australia or Melbourne Victoria
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