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'Alba Maxima' rose References
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 59.  Includes photo(s).
 
Maxima Alba. Parentage: Possibly R. canina x R. gallica, or R. alba semiplena sport. (aka 'Jacobite Rose', 'Great White Rose'. 'Great Double White', 'White Rose of York', 'Cheshire Rose'). Origin unknown, but 15th century or earlier. Description and cultivation... flower are creamy white and fragrant doubles with muddled centres...
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 46.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (1992)  Page(s) 11.  
 
Alba shrub; white; blooms of medium size, double; not remontant; growth bushy, wide, tall, 7 x 5 ft. (2.2 x 1.5 m.); leaf greyish green, plentiful; good scent. 15th century or earlier.
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 10.  
 
R. x alba 'Maxima' gained the name 'The Jacobite Rose' from the legend that it had been placed in the bonnet of Bonnie Prince Charlie by Flora Macdonald and was thus cherished by his followers.
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 40, 41, 53.  Includes photo(s).
 
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Page 41: ('Alba Maxima', 'Great Double White', 'Jacobite Rose') A large shrub up to 2 m, often found in old gardens. It has been known to revert to 'Alba Semiplena' which indicates that it was originally a sport of that variety. Description.
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Book  (1984)  Page(s) 71.  
 
Rosa x alba ‘Maxima’ /’Great Double White’ (UK) / ‘Rose des Jacobites’/ ’Jacobite Rose’ (UK) = Les rosiers blancs. Un sport de Rosa x alba ‘Semiplena’. Existait déjà au XVIIè siècle. Les fleurs, grandes, doubles … perdent vite le reflet chamois … pour devenir entièrement blanc crème… feuillage vert-gris… Cette rose a été appelée la rose des jacobites, en souvenir de l’insigne, représentant une rose à deux rangs de 5 pétales, que portaient les partisans de la famille des Stuart opposés à la famille régnante de Hanovre, après la malheureuse fin de leur lutte qui avait duré de 1688 à 1746.
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 74.  
 
Varieties in cultivation: Great Double White (Alba maxima). Large, 3½ in., very double, flat, faint buff tinge on opening, turning quite white after. Pedicel glanded, hip smooth. Calyx longer, not prominently winged. Leaves large, glaucous green, petiole downy. Wood green, few large hooked thorns. Makes a large bush and an admirable climber. This is the Alba flore pleno of the herbalists; Gerard, Blackwell, Ray and Miss Laurence's T. 25. Often referred to as Anglica alba. It is, in my view, the painter's Rose of the Renaissance.
Book  (1885)  Page(s) 38, Vol 1.  
 
Rosier velu. Variétés.
Rosier blanc. Fleurs blancs.
Alba maxima multiplex. Prévost. — Arbrisseau vigoureux; pédoncules glanduleux et hispides au-dessus des bractées, glabres au-dessous; tube du calice ovale fusiforme, ceux de la fleur centrale hispides glanduleux, ceux des fleurs formant la circonférence du corymbe, glabres; fleurs semi-doubles, grandes, à pétales larges, blanches, un peu nankin au centre avant leur entier épanouissement.
Book  (1848)  Page(s) 608.  
 
Catalogue of Plants. Rosaceæ. -- The Roses.
566. Rosa alba, Linn.. ♄ Crimea. White Rose.
β. Rosa alba flore pleno. Double White Rose.

♄ A tree or shrub.
Book  (1838)  Page(s) 266.  
 
Rosa Alba. Alba Maxima Multiplex. Shrub, vigorous. flowerstalks, glandulous and hispid below the floral leaves; smooth above. Tube of calyx, oval-fusiform, those of the central flower hispid-glandulous; those of the surrounding flower smooth. Flowers, in clusters, semi-double, large; the petals large, white; almost nankeen in the centre previous to their full expansion.
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