'The Bishop' rose References
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 601.
The Bishop Centifolia, cerise-magenta, Name, classification and origin uncertain. Description.
Book (Feb 1993) Page(s) 65. Includes photo(s).
The Bishop Centifolia. Parentage and origin unknown, but may include Gallica... before 1821. Description and cultivation... flowers: double, flat rosettes, magenta-cerise fading to grey-blue...
Book (1993) Page(s) 57.
The Bishop Description... flower: double, rosette, cerise-magenta with pale lilac on the reverse of the petals, later becoming slate-grey and parma-violet...
Book (1993) Page(s) 21. Includes photo(s).
('L'Evêque', 'The Bishop') purple flowers that fade to greyish-violet. An old French variety illustrated by Redouté in 1821.
Book (1991) Page(s) 83.
(Centifolia x Gallica) Description. Flowers: a mix of purple, cherry-red and burgundy.
Book (1988) Page(s) 58-59. Includes photo(s).
The Bishop ('L'Evêque') A Gallica hybrid of unknown origin illustrated by Redouté in 1821. Height: 1.1 m... well-scented flowers opening cerise and fading at the edges to grey purple.
Book (1987) Page(s) 47.
Steen lists it as a Centifolia, often confused with the Gallica, 'Anaïs Ségalas' as it has blooms of somewhat similar colouring. The full blooms are not very large; but make up in colouring what they lack in size. The flowers, tightly packed with petals, open a cerise-magenta which quickly turns to violet and slate-grey. In England, it is considered to be the same as the old French Gallica, 'L'Evêque'. Slender upright non-bristly stems clothed with polished, smooth leaves quite unlike those of 'Anaïs Ségalas'.
Book (Dec 1985) Page(s) 171. Includes photo(s).
[Beales puts this under Centifolias] Origin, date and parentage unknown. Description. Flowers: full, rosette-shaped, an unusual mixture of magenta, cerise and purple... Flowers rather earlier than most of this group... An excellent rose although some doubt exists as to its proper classification and, indeed, its true name.
Book (1983) Page(s) 65.
The Bishop Centifolia hybrid. This rose is suspected of having a goodly amount of Gallica blood in it. Description.
Website/Catalog (Nov 1959) Page(s) 28.
(Listed under Centifolias) Different from all others, but name doubtful. Slender stems and small leaves. Flowers in usual clusters, but opening quite flat, bright cerise-red, quickly reflexing and assuming rich lilac-purple tones; almost blue in evening light, and sometimes a mixture of magenta and slate-grey. Unique. early flowering, the first purple variety to open. 5 ft. x 3 ft.