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'Belle Bourbon' rose References
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 574.  
 
Pontiana = André Dupont.
Magazine  (2 Dec 1858)  Page(s) 380.  
 
Besides the officinal semi-double Rosa officinalis, which is still cultivated in Provins and which is said to distinguish itself by a very agreeable fragrance, there are 3 other main groups [of Rosa gallica]:
a) Seraglio or Sultan Roses (Rosa Maheka)....[see].
b) Velvet Roses (Rosa holosericea) ...[see]
c) Bishop roses have almost completely disappeared from gardens and distinguish themselves from the prior two in that they are darker towards the edges but lighter in the center. Famous were once König von Persien [Roi de Perse] and Purpurmantel [Manteau pourpre]. We haven't seen any appreciables in latest times, if we do not want to include Latour d'Auvergne, Meyerbeer, Pierre Janssens and Triomphe des écarlates herein.
Book  (1838)  Page(s) 113.  
 
Le manteau pourpre. Fleurs grandes, à pétales très-larges et d'un pourpre violet éclatant. Cette Rose est moins double que la précédente [Manteau évêque], mais d'une végétation aussi forte.
Book  (1838)  Page(s) 109.  
 
La Manteau royal, fleurs doubles, moyennes et de couleur feu.
Book  (1838)  Page(s) 411.  
 
Laffay, (Rue Rousselet, Paris). The most beautiful varieties originated by this celebrated horticulturist, are as follows....Grand Condé.....
Book  (1827)  Page(s) 273.  
 
Provins...Les pourpres...le manteau pourpre.
Book  (1826)  Page(s) 513.  
 
Provins...manteau pourpre, ou manteau royal...
Book  (1824)  Page(s) 1256.  
 
[From the catalogue of Gebrüder Baumann in Bollweiler]
Rosa gallica manteau pourpre 2 Francs
Book  (1824)  Page(s) 1136.  
 
Rosa gallica le manteau pourpre, large, very broad petals, glossy purple-red, less double than the previous [Grand Alexandre], but as vigorous.
Website/Catalog  (1820)  Page(s) 44.  
 
Provins. No. 611 Manteau rouge
No. 612 Manteau pourpre
No. 740 Violet brillant
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