'Double White Burnet' rose References
Book (Dec 1998) Page(s) 206.
Double White ('Double White Burnet', 'Elegans', Rosa spinosissima) Scots. Pre-1800. Description... There are some problems with the name of this rose as it is easily used to describe other plants, especially 'Alba Maxima'... double, sometimes semi-double, white blossoms which are loosely cupped...
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 143.
Double White Burnet Hybrid Spinosissima, white. Description.
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 154.
Elegans Rambler, Flowers white [w]. ('Double White'), R. arvensis hybrid.
Book (1993) Page(s) 63. Includes photo(s).
[Listed under "Wild Roses and Their Cultivars"] an old variety of 'Scotch Rose'. Once blooming.
Book (1936) Page(s) 216.
Double White (Pompon centifolia) ? ? ; pure white, semi-double to double
Double White (pimpinellifolia) in Scotland ? ; white, 4 cm, lightly filled, cup form, solitary or up to 4, growth 6/10, bushy.
Website/Catalog (1913) Page(s) 71. Includes photo(s).
The Scotch Roses, the charming derivatives of Rosa spinosissima, are characterized by excessive spininess and fine, dense foliage. They thrive literally without cultivation and prosper in almost any kind of soil. The bushes grow in low, compact form, each plant resembling a huge bouquet when in full bloom. The blossoming usually takes place in June, but some of the hybrids may flower at intervals throughout the summer.
The blossoms of the Scotch Roses are beautiful in form and are seldom darker in color than pink or deep rose. The fragrance is sweet and pleasing. Several varieties are adapted for border planting because of their dwarf size and the density of the bush. They are also used in many instances for rockeries as well as hedges, or for marking division lines between properties.
The varieties here described are those whose virtues have been developed to a point where the plants can be recommended. Each is of known merit in its peculiar field.
The blossoms of the Double White Scotch Rose are much imbricated and fragrant. The plant is of low growth, and admirably suited for hedges, or for planting near the sea, where it thrives with wonderful vigor and bears its dainty flowers in profusion in spite of sandy soil, salty air or lack of attention.
Book (1906) Page(s) 49.
3.209. Double white, Pimprenelle, (Ecosse), blanc
Book (1902) Page(s) 150.
Race des Rosiers Pimprenelle
5608. Double white... (Écosse)... blanc.
Book (1880) Page(s) 39, annex.
1468. pimpinellifolia. Double white, Blume weiss, gross, gefüllt oder halbgefüllt.
Translation: pimpinellifolia. Double white, the white flower is large and full or half-full.
Book (1858) Page(s) 305.
Pimpinellblättrige Rose; Schottische Rose.
Double white, Blumen groß, gefüllt oder halbgefüllt, weiß.
Translation: Burnet-leaved Rose; Scotch Rose.
Double white, the large, white blooms are double or semi-double.