'American Beauty' rose References
Book (Feb 2009) Page(s) 86.
‘Mme Ferdinand Jamin’/’American Beauty’/’American Bell’: Hybrides Remontants. Obtenteur: Ladéchaux 1875. NB: Ce rosier que l’on trouve parfois orthographié à tort ‘Jamain’, fut dédié à la femme d’un pépiniériste spécialiste des fruitiers de Bourg-la-Reine. Une décade plus tard, en 1886, une firme américaine, Bancroft Henderson & Field, lança aux Etats-Unis, à grands renforts de publicité, une nouvelle rose nommée ‘American Beauty’. Très vite, le plus grand expert allemand, Friedrich Hans, démontra qu’elle n’était autre que ‘Mme Ferdinand Jamin’. Il n’empêche que cette rose, intensément cultivée pour la fleur coupée en Amérique pendant un demi-siècle, devint la rose officielle du District de Columbia.
'American Beauty' Syn. Mme. Ferdinand Jamin
HP, dark pink, 1875, Lédéchaux. Intro. Bancroft and Field Bros., 1886. Includes description.
Book (2002) Page(s) 19.
Book (Dec 2000) Page(s) 92.
[John] Cook & Son [w/Bancroft and Field] 1886
Book (2000) Page(s) 77.
‘American Beauty’/’Mme Ferdinand Jamin’ = Hybride Remontant – rose intense… Ledéchaux, France, 1875. Ascendance inconnue.
Book (Dec 1998) Page(s) 77.
American Beauty ('Mme. Ferdinand Jamin') Hybrid Perpetual. Lédéchaux (France) 1875. Description... In spite of its name, this is a French rose that became famous in the USA as a greenhouse variety that caused a revolution in the cut-flowers industry...
Book (Sep 1993) Page(s) 49. Includes photo(s).
American Beauty Hybrid Perpetual ('Madame Ferdinand Jamin')... 'Madame Ferdinand Jamin is the original name (Lédéchaux 1875)... ten years later it was introduced in the US as 'American Beauty'... the official flower of the District of Columbia... deep pink to almost red, susceptible to mildew...
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 14.
American Beauty Hybrid Perpetual, deep pink, 1875, ('Mme. Ferdinand Jamin'); Parentage unknown; Lédéchaux. Description... a famous greenhouse variety...
Book (Feb 1993) Page(s) 117. Includes photo(s).
Botanical grouping: Chinensis
(synonym: 'Mme Ferdinand Jamain')
... carmine-pink flowers and crimson shades... traditionally grown as a glasshouse rose...
Book (1993) Page(s) 13-14.
American Beauty In the 1920s and 1930s, no dinner, ball, banquet, wedding, or society reception was complete with garlands, bowls and vases of 'American Beauty'... [E. Gurney] Hill, a leading grower of indoor roses, said that 'American Beauty' was grown by the hundreds of thousands. "Some places," he wrote, "are given over entirely to this one variety. It brings the highest price of any cut Rose, and is eagerly sought on account of its fragrance, its long stiff stem, its grandly beautiful foliage, as well as the loveliness of the bloom."... Right from its launch in 1886 the price per stem was at least two dollars, which meant that it was a rose for the rich... For over a quarter of a century, 'American Beauty' commanded the top prices. No wonder they called it the million-dollar rose... financier and high-society flyer "Diamond" Jim Brady... sent 'American Beauty' roses by the roomful to express his love for vivacious singer and actress Lillian Russel, who was known as the American Beauty... The color was copied in dyes and called -- what else -- American Beauty Red. The rose was very fragrant... when people today ask for (and they still do) 'American Beauty' roses, it won't be the original they will be given... The original 'American Beauty' exists today only in garden museums...