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'Rosa moyesii Hemsl. & E.H.Wilson' rose References
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 160.  
location 112/1, 146/15, R. moyesii Hensl. & Wils., CINNAMOMEAE, western China, Sichuan, 1890, blood-red, single, large, solitary or in pairs, very floriferous, vigorous, bushy, broad, arching, to 3 m, many prickles, dark green small-medium matte foliage, 11 leaflets, dark orange-red very large matte glandular bottle-shaped long-necked fruit, upright persistent sepals, very many hips
Article (misc)  (1950)  Page(s) 113.  
R. moyesii found by [E.H.] Wilson in 1903
Book  (Jan 1946)  Page(s) 31.  
R. Moyesii, Hensl. and Wils. This rose needs protection in most parts of Canada and so is rarely seen in its full beauty. Where it is perfectly hardy it forms a tall shrub to eight feet and is covered with blood-red flowers, followed by very long orange-red bottle-necked fruits. The foliage is very fine in texture, each leaf being formed of many small leaflets.
Book  (1937)  Page(s) 74.  
Moyesii Hemsl. & Wils. (cinn. Asiatic) [pollen quality] 90% [ploidy] 42
Website/Catalog  (1937)  Page(s) 106.  
Park Roses... Rosa Moyesii, deep velvety scarlet-red, floriferous, 3 m. June-July.
Book  (1934)  Page(s) 316.  
Moyesi (species), 1910.- Brownish scarle, sometimes blood red; vigorous; bush, N. or W. wall; prune very lightly; single, distinct flowers, very fine heps in autumn.
Book  (1933)  Page(s) 63.  
R. moyesii - Western China. Deep blood red flowers, almost maroon, two to two and one-half inches. Not a profuse bloomer - fruit quite original. Long drops taking in the fall the same color as the flowers in June. The plant is not of good form, the base getting "leggy," and the foliage is deficient. Some variations make good pillars.
Magazine  (1912)  Page(s) 69-70.  
Rosa Moyesi Helmsley (Botonical Magazine, 1910, pl. 8338) — Arbuste de 2 à 5 mètres de hauteur, avec des rameaux glabres, garnis d'aiguillons épars, courts, raides, à base élargie. Les feuilles composte de 7-13 folioles ont le pétiole commun pubérulent, garni de petits aiguillons et du petites glandes; les folioles à l'exception de la foliole terminale sont presque sessile, minces, ovales, oblongues-elliptiques et parfois orbiculaires, se rapetissant graduellement à mesure qu'elles se rapprochent de la base du pétiole commun: elles sont dentées, vert brillant en dessus, plus pâles on dessous, glabres sur les deux faces, exceptée la nervure principale qui est légèrement poilue en dessous; les stipules sont larges, longues de 15-20 millimètres, rougeàtres, finement ciliées, deltoïdes et subaigûes à leur extrémité. Les fleurs, pouvant dépasser 6 centimètres de diamètre, à pédoncules revêtus de longs poils glanduleux, sont dressées, solitaires ou réunies par deux; le calice faiblement teinté de pourpre sombre, plus ou moins revêtu de longs poils glanduleux, est à cinq lobes étalés, presque aussi longs que les pétales et tomenteux intérieurement; la corolle se compose de cinq pétales rouge sang, plus pâles extérieurement, larges, presque orbiculaires, échancrés, se recouvrant légèrement; les étamines nombreuses sont à filets courts et anthers jaune bronzé. Le fruit orange foncé a la forme d'une ampoule couronnée par les lobes calicinaux redressé et est aussi par fois revêtu de poils glanduleux sur sa moitié inférieure; les graines sont des achènes un peu poilues, jaunes.
Magazine  (Oct 1910)  Page(s) tab 8338.  Includes photo(s).
ROSA Moyesii.
Western China.
Rosaceae. Tribe Roseae.
Rosa, Linn. ; Benth. et Hook. f. Gen. Plant. vol. i. p. 625.
Rosa Moyesii, Hemsl. et E. H. Wilson in Kew Bull. 1905, p. 159 ; species ex affinitate R. macrophyllae, a qua differt foliis aculeatis, foliolis creberrime serrulatis, floribus subsolitariis sanguineis et fructu majore cum calycis lobis persistentibus erectis circiter 6 cm. longo.
Frutex 2.5-3.5 m. altus; rami glabri parce aculeati, aculeis brevibus rectis basi dilatatis. Folia 7-13 foliolata, cum petiolo brevi 8-18 cm. longi, 4-7.5 cm. lati, rhachi gracillirna aculeolata puberula simul inconspicue glandulosa; foliola praeter terminale subsessilia, tenuia, ovata, oblonga, elliptica vel interdum fere orbicularia, 0.5-3 cm. longa, deorsum gradatim minora, creberrime calloso-serrulata, praeter costam infra pilosulam utrinque glabra, subtus pallidiora; stipulae rubentes, latae, integrae, 1.5-2 cm. longae, minute ciliolato-glandulosae, parte libera deltoidea vix acuta. Flores saturate rubro-sanguinei, petalis extra pallidioribus, 4.5-6.5 cm. diametro, solitarii vel bini, erecti ; pedunculi quam folia breviores glandulis longe stipitatis conspicue ornati. Calyx languide fusco-purpureus; tubus nudus vel glandulis stipitatis plus minusve vestitus; lobi 5, patentes, e basi ovata caudati, apice dilatati, foliacei, petala fere aeqnantes, intus tomentosi, extra in partibus aliis obtectis etiam primus tomentosi, rarius pauciglandulosi. Petala saepissime 5, fere orbicularia, emarginata, 2-3 cm. lata, explanata, sese leviter obtegentia. Stamina numerosissima, filamentis brevissimis, anthcris fusco-flavis. Carpella 15-20, pilosa, libera, e tubo brevissime exserta. Fructus saturate rubro-aurantiaeus, ampulliformis, cum calycis lobis nunc erectis 6-7 cm. longus, nonnunquam glandulis paucis stipitatis infra medium instructus; achaenia pilosula.— W. BOTTING HEMSLEY.

The strikingly beautiful Rose here figured is a native of the mountains of Szechuan, between Mount Omi and Tatienlu at elevations of from 7000-9000 feet above a sea-level. It was first collected by Mr. A. E. Pratt and was subsequently met with by Mr. E. H. Wilson, who also secured ripe seeds on behalf of Messrs. J. Veitch & Sons, in whose nursery at Ooombe Wood plants were raised which are now 6-8 feet high. From one of the original plants the flowers and fruits now depicted were supplied by Messrs. Veitch in June and in September, 1909. It may be remarked that in addition to the form here figured there is another with paler flowers which, though also beautiful, is less effective than that here shown. R. Moyesii will no doubt require the conditions that have been found to suit the great majority of roses ; a sunny position and a good loamy soil inclining to be of a heavy rather than a light character. Such pruning as may be called for will have to take the form of a thinning out of the older wood ; certainly not a general shortening back of the branches. It can be propagated by cuttings made in August and placed in gentle heat. Seeds will also be available, but having regard to the possibility of hybridisation it will be necessary that any seed collected be taken from plants isolated from other roses.

Description.— Shrub, 8-10 feet high ; branches glabrous, sparingly prickly, prickles short straight with widened bases. Leaves with 7-13 leaflets, including the short petiole 3-7 in. long, 1 1/2-3 in. wide, rachis very slender, puberulous, with also small prickles and minute glands ; leaflets except the terminal almost sessile, thin, ovate, oblong, elliptic or at times almost orbicular, 1/4-1 1/4 in. long, gradually smaller towards the basal pair, closely serrulatewith thickened teeth, glabrous on both sides except on the slightly pilose midrib beneath, bright green above, paler beneath ; stipules wide, entire, 1/2-3/4 in. long, reddish, finely glandular-ciliate, the free tips deltoid, subacute. Flowers deep blood-red, the petals paler outside, 1 3/4-2 1/2 in. across, solitary or in pairs, erect ; peduncles shorter than the flowers, clothed with conspicuous long-stalked glands. Calyx faintly tinged with dull purple; tube naked or more or less clothed with stalked glands ; lobes 5, spreading, caudate from an ovate base, leafy, almost as long as the petals, within tomentose, at first also hairy outside on the portions overlapped in bud by adjacent sepals, rarely slightly glandular. Petals usually 5, almost orbicular, emarginate, 3/4-1 1/4 in. wide, explanate, slightly overlapping. Stamens very many, filaments very short, anthers tawny-yellow. Carpels 15-20, pilose, free, somewhat exserted from the tube. Fruit deep orange-red, ampulliform, crowned by the calyx lobes which become erect and including these 2 1/4-2 1/2 in. long, sometimes sparingly clothed with stalked glands below the middle ; achenes somewhat pilose.

Fig. 1, longitudinal section of a flower from which the calyx-lobes and petals have been removed; 2, a stamen; 3, a carpel; 4, a ripe fruit; 5 and 6, achenes: - all, except 2 and 5, enlarged.
Magazine  (Apr 1909)  Page(s) 53.  
Rosa Moyesy. — Cette nouvelle variété présentée en juin 1908, par la maison Veitch et Son, de Chelsea, Londres (Angleterre), a obtenu, un certificate de mérite, par la Société Royale d'Horticulture d'Angleterre. C'est une rose simple, extrêmement jolie, d'une vigueur extraordinaire, et d'une abondante floraison. Le coloris des fleurs est rouge rubis, d'un effet tout à fait caractéristique, surtout au moment de l'épanouissement. Les pétales bien disposes mesurent environ cinq centimètres de diamètre et sont très épais ; le feuillage d'un beau vert sombre agrémente gracieusement les nombreuses fleurs don’t se couvre l'arbuste. Non seulement Moyesi sera une excellente plante pour les jardins, mais elle aura un vif intérêt pour les chercheurs qui ne manqueront pas de s'en servir pour la fécondation.
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