'Alice Vena' rose References
Book (2002) Page(s) 18.
Hybrid Gallica. Not rated
Book (Mar 1999) Page(s) 29.
Early 1700s to early 1800s. Large blossoms of rich mauve-purple, produced in clusters... possibly a cross with either a Centifolia or a China Rose.
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 9.
Gallica (OGR), mauve, Thought to have some R. gallica and R. centifolia in its parentage. Original name and date unknown. Flowers plum-purple, large blooms in clusters.
Book (1985) Page(s) 109.
Three years ago when Mike Lowe and I scrutinized an imported plant of Hippolyte in his New Hampshire garden, it appeared to be none other than old Alice Vena.
Magazine (1962) Page(s) 205.
Article (magazine) (Dec 1951) Page(s) 206.
Alice Vena Hybrid Perpetual (Unknown) Description... velvety plum purple...
Mauve -- 3", foliage is closer to a Hybrid China, being smoothed and refined looking.