'American Beauty' rose References
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...
Book (Jun 1992) Page(s) 123, 142.
p. 123 American Beauty Hybrid Perpetual. Cook/Bancroft/Field, 1886. [Author cites information from different sources. The Journal des Roses says that 'Mme Ferdinand Jamin' and 'American Beauty' are not the same rose. Everblooming Roses has an interesting account of how the rose came into distribution.]
p. 142: Mme. Ferdinand Jamin
... rosy-claret... Jamin (Ferdinand). -- Well-known nurseryman of Bourg-la Reine (Seine)... [Author cites information from different sources.]... Large, double, rich rose-pink blooms of exquisite fragrance... long stemmed... Has been a disappointment as an outdoor rose in the East wherever tried, but in the arid regions of the Interior South has proved to be most valuable, blooming for a long-continued season...
Book (1984) Page(s) 170.
‘American Beauty’/’Mme Ferdinand Jamin’ = Hybrides Remontants. Obtenu par Lédechaux en 1875, introduit par Bancroft et Field Bros en 1886. Description.
Website/Catalog (1952) Page(s) 9. Includes photo(s).
American Beauty. H. Perpetual (1886) No modern rose has equalled its rich fragrance, none are likely to take its place in the sentimental memories of the older generation. When planted in part shade, or cut and opened indoors, color is deep, live rose shaded smoky carmine, --if must be planted in the full hot sun the faded color will not remind you of those old-time florist beauties. In this case, best you retain your nostalgia and leave the plants with us. A large, full-bodied and heavily perfumed rose, recurrent bloom. $1.75
Website/Catalog (1948) Page(s) 7.
American Beauty. H. Perpetual. (1886) No modern rose has equalled its rich fragrance; none are likely to take its place in the sentimental memories of the older generation. We must agree with the critics -- it "blues" on the bush, if held too long, buy why resist cutting a bouquet of these lovely roses, to open indoors....Color is deep rose, shady smoky carmine; large, full-bodied, and, with us, in constant bloom. Available in both bush and climbing form....
Book (1940) Page(s) 7.
American Beauty ('Mme. Ferdinand Jamin') Hybrid Perpetual. (Lédéchaux, 1875; introduced in the U.S. by George Bancroft and Field Bros. 1886)... crimson-carmine shaded Neyron rose...
Book (1936) Page(s) 19.
American Beauty (HP) Lédéchaux 1875; introduced in America by Henderson; Bancroft; Field Co. 1886; crimson-cherry-pink, shaded carmine, very large, double, globular-cupped, fragrance 8/10 (centifolia), very floriferous, growth 7/10, upright, 1 m. = Mme. Ferd. Jamin. Sangerhausen
Book (1936) Page(s) 368.
Jamin, Mme. Ferdinand (HP) Lédéchaux 1875; deep carmine-pink, veined carmine, reverse lighter, very large, double, cup form, expanded, deep centre, solitary, fragrance 8/10, floriferous, continuous bloom, growth 5/10. In America: American Beauty. Sangerhausen