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Initial post 2 days ago by mamabotanica
Anyone grow this in warmer zones? I'm in zone 10 (sunset zone 24) and am interested in this. The range suggests it could get as big as 5x5. How big did yours get?
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Initial post 2 days ago by Patricia Routley
For Pat Toolan. Re the 2017 reference.
At one time the Rex Hazlewood Rose Garden in the Senate Garden in Canberra were listing 'Blanc Pur'.
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Initial post 8 days ago by CybeRose
De florum cultura libri IV, 1633, p. 203
Giovanni Battista Ferrari
(Rosa) Italica flore suaviter rubente perpetua, proximè superioribus duabus persimilis, densioribus saeuit aculeis.
= (Rosa) Italica flore pleno perpetua.
Reply #1 of 10 posted 8 days ago by jedmar
Great find! This moves the 'Autumn Damask' to almost 100 years earlier. The description of Ferrari mentions similarity to the two foregoing entries. Can you see these, too?
Reply #2 of 10 posted 8 days ago by CybeRose
I can see them, but reading them is a bit of a challenge. Ferrari used margin notes instead of paragraph breaks. These are not entirely clear. The following passage seems to represent three varieties: Damascena multiplex [Double Moschata?], Subrubens flore multiplici, and Variegata flore pleno. Therefore, the previous two would be Damasks in the modern sense.

Also, è appears to be an abbreviation for et.

[Damascena multiplex]
[Subrubens flore multiplici. R. Dodon ib. Ioan. Bapt. Porta ibide.]
[Variegata flore pleno. R. Dodon. ib.]
Odoratae pallidaeque pleno flore Damascenae rosae, quam Plinii Coroneolam alii, alii spineolam interpretantur, è viride purpurascentem caudicem, ramosaque inde silvula diffusas saturo colore virentes virgas obarmant spinae admodum infrequentes, breves, durae, rubidae, lata è basi recursos in aculeos uncinatae. Vulgari sativae densis foliis leviter ex albo rubescenti, quam aut Plinianam Alabandicam, aut Trachiniam esse scriptores sanè nobiles autumant, virgei rami breviores, graciliores, subvirides, minorum grandiorumque spinarum promiscuè crebris, languido pallore lividis, intentisque mucronibus minaces. Quae variè diluto foliosifloris rubore maculosa, Praenestina dicitur, asperitate pariter aculeata inhorrescit.
Reply #5 of 10 posted 6 days ago by jedmar
For two of these roses, Ferrari is referring to Dodoens (probably "Cruydteboek") I can track it from there. The second reference to Ioan. Bapt. Porta is Giambattista delal Porta, who seems to have referred to Roses in his "Magia naturalis" of 1589.
Reply #8 of 10 posted 4 days ago by CybeRose
I have looked through a few editions of della Porta's 'Magia Naturalis' (1544, 1562, 1607). I have found no mention of a Rose that was inherently reblooming. However, he did give some vague methods having roses out of season. For instance, to have blooms in January, water the plants twice a day during the summer.

Here is one (the same in 1544 and 1607) for late roses.

Rosas serotinas habere, Modum habet à Florentino edoctum. Si tunc ceraso vitem inseruisti, nunc rosam malorum cortici inoculari permitte; peregrino enim in corpore concrescens, & adolescens, quo dabat arbor fructus tempore, dehiscet rosa, mira odoris iucunditate, & pulchritudine redolens, omnibus spectari, & contemplari se sinit. Et tandem omnes fructus eiusmodi insitione tardiores efficiemus. Alter modus erit prima germina decutiendo; nam alia regerminando tempus teritur, & coelo indulgente, tardissimè maturabunt fructus, & hoc modo valemus.

Google translate is giving me some odd results. It seems that roses were budded onto cherry vines (?). That doesn't sound right.
Reply #9 of 10 posted 3 days ago by jedmar
Yes, I have seen these passages; they are not directly relevant for us, so I only added when he speaks of Rosa alba and Rosa rubra. It seems, however, that already in the 16th century roses were being forced to bloom out of season. May be not for decorative purposes, but to have material to prepare medical concoctions.
It is also indeed possible that della Porta was grafting roses on cherry branches (they are also Rosaceae) in order to have a special effect - he speaks of the the strange combination of the beauty of the tree and the sweet fragrance of the Blooms!
Reply #10 of 10 posted 2 days ago by CybeRose
Also for decorative purposes.
Gerard (1597) These flower from the end of May to the ende of August, and divers times after, by reason the tops and superfluous branches are cut away in the end of the flowring; and then do they sometimes flower even untill October, and after.
Reply #3 of 10 posted 8 days ago by CybeRose
Hanmer (1659) also discussed the Monthly Rose = Rosa italica.

Joncquet (1659) Rosa omnium calendarum flore pleno carneo D. Boutin.
Eadem flore simplici purpureo?

Austen (1657), "But besides there is a Rose-tree, called the Monthly Rose, which beares Roses untill the coldness of the winter stop it, about November."
Reply #4 of 10 posted 8 days ago by CybeRose
Some more alleged synonyms listed separately by Loddiges in his 1820 catalog:
71 portland
165 blush monthly
569 pestana
264 red monthly 
276 bifera carnea
280 white monthly 
617 perpetuelle rouge vif
660 tout les mois coeur gris
Reply #6 of 10 posted 6 days ago by Andrew from Dolton
I think some of those names are also listed in John Abercrombie's Everyman His Own Gardener.
Reply #7 of 10 posted 5 days ago by CybeRose
My point is that Loddiges apparently thought that pestana, monthly, and bifera (at least) deserved different names.

I don't know how these varieties differed, though, because his catalog contained no descriptions aside from the names.
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Initial post 27 JUL 14 by Rosentrost
does anybody know, if this rose is already in commerce or will be soon?
Reply #1 of 6 posted 20 OCT 14 by Barden, Paul
You'll have to ask Rogue Valley Roses, since they now have the only stock of this variety.
Reply #2 of 6 posted 21 OCT 14 by Rosentrost
Thanks for your answer.
I already asked Rogue Valley a few months ago, don't remember exactly if it was concerning this variety or another purple one. Their answer was that they work with it and try to offer it soon...
Are there now new varieties bred by you added to HMF? Some names sound so new to me...
Anyway, I'd like to buy the repeat blommers in dark purple, dark red an lilac, if they are sold in Europe one day. I hope so...
Reply #3 of 6 posted 3 SEP 16 by jasminerose
At last, Rogue Valley Roses has this in stock.
Reply #4 of 6 posted 3 SEP 16 by Rosentrost
Thank you! I've sent them an e-mail right now, if they deliver to germany too. Perhaps a german nursery orders a lot of roses for clients in germany, There were such actions in the past...
Reply #5 of 6 posted 2 days ago by mamabotanica
Did you ever get your rose? We will be traveling to Berlin this summer if that makes it possible. I don't know what sorts of rules there are about bringing plant material internationally. If it's feasible I'm happy to help. I don't have this rose yet but it's on my list of things to get and could bring a cutting if laws make that workable.
Reply #6 of 6 posted 2 days ago by Rosentrost
Thank you Joan,
but I think, it is forbidden, just to take cuttings from the US to Europe. You would need several certificats, and they aren't cheap. That's why nurseries from Europe order bigger numbers of plants....
Perhaps a european nursery will import that variety some day.
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