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Discussion id : 102-797
most recent 17 JUL HIDE POSTS
Initial post 17 JUL by kpbridge
This rose was bred for my great Aunt Rita Petherbridge, in East Maitland, by the clergyman's wife, Mrs Robertson. My cousin says, "Aunt Rita has a rose named after her called "Miss Rita".....A pretty pink rose ... the Presbyterian Clergyman's wife in East Maitland was a rose enthusiast who grew this rose & named it after Rita who as a very gentle soul who adored flowers.... her specialty was making really beautiful tight posies of flowers for gifts & presentations ..the Torquay garden was big in those days so Rita had lots of flowers to play with... those bouquets were quite special ..Rita was very artistic & painted as well ....quite a few of her paintings remain amongst the families... " I would love to find this rose to plant in my garden if anyone can help with this, please contact me.
Discussion id : 102-592
most recent 14 JUL HIDE POSTS
Initial post 14 JUL by CybeRose
Ventenat (1800-1803) mentioned what appears to have been the Bengale Cent-feuilles already growing in Cels' garden prior to 1804.
2. Le citoyen Cels cultive deux varietes de la Rosa diversifolia; l'une dont les fleurs sont presque doubles, et l'autre dont les petales sont blanchatres.
Discussion id : 102-109
most recent 6 JUL HIDE POSTS
Initial post 6 JUL by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
I admire your purple "Flying Kiss" climber, will look for that at local HomeDepot. Is "Flying Kiss" sold as own-root, or grafted on Dr.Huey ?? Thanks for any info. Saw a bed of your "My Girl" rose at nearby Cantigny Rose Park, amazing healthy leaves & tons of blooms. Also saw a bed of your "Kashmir" rose at Chicago Botanical Garden, zone 5b ... amazing health & so many blooms. A friend in zone 5a raved about your "Kiss me" rose, which she bought from Lowe's. I bought your Grandma's blessing, so many blooms in a pot at HomeDepot ... I was torn between that versus Pink-Knock-out, and I chose Grandma's blessing at the end ... love those shiny & healthy foliage.
Discussion id : 101-701
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Initial post 30 JUN by CybeRose
Roses; Or, A Monograph of the Genus Rosa - Volume 2 (1828)
Henry Charles Andrews
Our drawing was made from plants in the Nursery of Mr. Knight, who first raised them in the year 1816 by importations received from a Bengal vessel, and called them Rosa Bengalensis rubra et alba. They are, however, only seminal varieties from the common China Rose. Their period of inflorescence is mostly during the summer and autumnal months; and when occasionally flowering under the influence of a cold atmosphere, the pale variety acquires such an accession of colour, that it appears a very different Rose from what it is when the sun's rays so far extract its colour, that it requires to be looked at in the shade to ascertain whether it is a white or a pale blush colour.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 1 JUL by jedmar
"The Botanist's Manual: A Catalogue of Hardy, Exotic and Indigenous Plants", by Richard Morris, 1824, p.4-41:
Bengalensis alba, light China, China, 3 ft, whitish
Bengalensis Rubra, red China, China, 3 ft., red
indica, pale China, [China], 2 ft, pink

Is the first possibly "White China"? Redouté's 'Rosa indica subalba'?
Reply #2 of 2 posted 6 JUL by CybeRose
Yes, I think the "subalba" is one of Cartier's seedlings. It is probably the one mentioned by Ventenat as growing in Cels' garden.

2. Le citoyen Cels cultive deux varietes de la Rosa diversifolia; l'une dont les fleurs sont presque doubles, et l'autre dont *les petales sont blanchatres.*


ps. I misread your note. 'Bengalensis alba' was Knight's seedling, not Cartier's. It and 'Bengalensis rubra' were also mentioned together by R. Morris (1824), Sarah Mackie (1825) and W. Masters (1831),
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