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The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany and All Useful Discoveries and Improvement In Rural Affairs (Sep 1846)  Page(s) 331.  
Garden of Mr. Monck
Noticing some very fine specimens of the old yellow tea, Mr. Monck informed us that he had succeeded in producing these fine specimens by budding on the yellow Banksian rose, which we some time since alluded to. No other stock seems to suit it; on its own roots it is always a weak growing plant, and on the Boursault, Indica major, or Dog rose, it does not grow freely; but when worked upon the yellow Banksian, it pushes up shoots with the kindness and vigor of the strongest growing Bengals. The same remark may be made with the Tea C'ompte de Paris; though a most superb variety, it is rarely seen in collections: this is owing to its constitutional weakness, which it retains until worked on the Banksian. We doubt not there are many others which might be greatly improved in the same way. Tea Elize Sauvage, Belle Allemande, Saffrano, and others, are well worth the trial. These are the important objects of the gardening art; we all know that there are many kinds of pears which will not grow on the quince, or, at least, so as to produce any good results. No doubt the same causes which produce this, are equally applicable to the rose, as well as all other tribes of plants. To ascertain these results is one of the triumphs of the gardener's art,—to make them known should be his pride and aim.

The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany and All Useful Discoveries and Improvement In Rural Affairs (Jul 1846)  Page(s) 246.  
Mr. Feast uses the yellow Banksia rose, for a stock for the yellow tea, and the plants form fine heads in half the time that they do on the Boursault, sweet briar or dog rose. Since our visit, we have noticed, in the Gardener's Chronicle, that some cultivators in England have recommended the same stock, in preference to any other, for the yellow tea. 

The Garden: An Illustrated Weekly Journal of Horticulture in All its Branches (6 Aug 1892)  Page(s) 115.  
The Garden: An Illustrated Weekly Journal of Gardening, 41: 115 (Aug 6, 1892)
Although the white Rose that Robert Brown named in honour of Lady Banks was introduced twenty years earlier, it was not until 1827 that the yellow Banksian Rose was brought to England from China. It quickly became an established favourite, and still occupies a prominent position in general esteem, for it makes a charming climber, able under favourable circumstances to cover the side of a house and to provide a profusion of its clusters of miniature yellow flowers. It is, unfortunately, not absolutely hardy, but if it be planted on its own roots, even if there should come a win er so unusually severe as to kill the tree down to the ground line, it will then be almost certain to break again from below. In a climate like that of the Isle of Wight, however, the yellow Banksian luxuriates, and when the young growths have not been injured by late spring frosts, the display of bloom observable on some of the houses there is magnificent with flowers resembling nothing so much as yellow double Cherry blossom, and with shining deep green leaves of three or five leaflets, there is no more distinct and characteristic Rose, nor is there any whose flowers collectively make so telling an effect, while individually so dainty and so delicate. The yellow Banksian is a sun-loving plant, and may be better cultivated in an abnormally hot and dry situation than in one at all habitually shady or damp, and it also makes a fine subject where it can have plenty of room in a Rose house, some growers making it a favourite stock on which to work Marechal Niel under glass. It used to be sometimes said that to get the yellow Banksian to blossom freely it was necessary to cut out all the strong growths, leaving only the twiggy shoots to flower; but this is not the case except where the wood is not fully ripened, owing to a lack of exposure to the sunshine. If this Rose be grown in a suitable situation, as on a south wall where its long shoots may be thoroughly matured, it will flower very freely.

Rose by Any Name (2009)  Page(s) 46.  
A Rose by Any Name By Douglas Brenner, Stephen Scanniello
On April 19, 1804, Thomas Jefferson wrote in his garden notebook: “Planted seeds of the Cherokee rose … near the N.E. corner of the Nursery.”

The Farmer's Register (Nov 1833)  Page(s) 339.  
The Nondescript, Cherokee Rose, the Rosa Leonigesta [sic], of botanists, is used for hedges in South Carolina and in Georgia, where it has, in some places, succeeded admirably well, when in others it has failed. This failure may have arisen from the unsuitableness of the soil, the want of due care in the course of the planting and cultivating it when young; but more particularly, perhaps, from the aptitude of the rose tribe to die when least expected, without our. being able to discover the cause. One of the objections to it is, that as a hedge, it covers a great deal of ground, and that cattle are fond of eating its young shoots. I have no means of judging whether it would thrive as far north as Virginia. It grows admirably well on the banks of low rich grounds, and wherever the soil is not very poor and dry.

Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution (30 Jun 1896)  Page(s) 421-422.  
The biologic relations between plants and ants
Dr. Heim, Associate of the Faculty of Medicine at Paris

Along the edges of the leaves of the Rosa Banksiae are found perifoliary nectaries that attract great numbers of a large black ant (Camponotus pubescens). The presence of these ants preserves the rose from the attacks of a hymenopterous insect (Hylotoma rosae). We owe an interesting experiment upon this subject to Beccari. On a branch of Rosa Banksiae attacked by ants he placed a branch of another rose bush attacked by the larvae of Hylotoma. Incommoded by the ants, these larvae took refuge upon the youngest buds, unprovided as yet with nectaries, and consequently not visited by ants.

The Floricultural Cabinet and Florists' Magazine (1847)  Page(s) 237.  
The Floricultural Cabinet, & Florists Magazine 25: 237 (1847)
By Joseph Harrison
This Rose differs widely in appearance from other Roses, and the difficulty experienced by many in inducing it to grow and flower freely, points out the error of treating it as other Roses. To bloom this Rose, do not prune it at set seasons, as with other Roses. It is disposed to form strong shoots in the summer time. Watch for the appearance of these, and so soon as they are about a foot long, pinch off their tops. In consequence of this check they will form laterals, which become well ripened and flower with certainty. It is necessary to cut their tops off early in spring, and from this period the plants should be watered all the growing season.

American Rose Annual (1928)  Page(s) 192.  
Superb. HT. (F. Evans, 1925) A.R.A., 1925.
A pink similar to Mme. Caroline Testout. Grows well and blooms fairly well. — F.F., Ont.

Rec gardens roses (16 Feb 1999)  
I have nothing against the original intentions of David Austin, i.e. to produce modern roses with old-fashioned looking blooms. In fact I very much like a number of his releases. What I dislike is how they have become a sort of cult following. I think it rather sad and narrow-minded that people will devote their entire rose garden to Austin cultivars - or to roses from any one breeder for that matter!. I also feel that Austin roses are now all becoming much of a muchness - there really is nothing novel anymore, yet people continue to buy them as though they are obsessed. What is very interesting here in New Zealand is that a local breeder, Bob Matthews, is focussing on producing Austin-like blooms on far more compact floribundas. He has produced an exceptional white named <b>Pure Magic</b> by crossing Sexy Rexy with Graham Thomas; and a very nice apricot bred from Abraham Darby. This line of thinking has a great future in my opinion.
Doug Bone
Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens
Aotearoa - New Zealand

Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener, and Country Gentleman (31 Mar 1865)  Page(s) 233.  
Henry Curtis, Torquay.

A few years back I obtained a sport from Elise Sauvage, Tea, by budding it on the Celine, the shoots came from 3 to 4 feet in length and were fixed. The foliage and buds were exact counterparts of the parent, but without the beautiful orange-coloured centre so charming in Elise Sauvage, so that we subsequently decided not to work it.
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