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'Ghislaine de Féligonde' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 90-320
most recent 15 JAN 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 13 JAN 16 byUsami Natsuki
Being a Hybrid Multiflora, how well does this rose tolerate alkaline soil?
Reply #1 of 3 posted 13 JAN 16 byJay-Jay
At my place it does well at PH 7-8.
I must admit, that I use peat and compost in its surroundings, but also gets ground limestone/calcium once in a while.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 15 JAN 16 byUsami Natsuki
Thank you!
Reply #3 of 3 posted 15 JAN 16 byJay-Jay
You're welcome!
Discussion id : 80-518
most recent 18 JUL 15 SHOW ALL
Initial post 14 SEP 14 byCybeRose
House & Garden (1929) 55: 140
How Roses Come By Their Names

The naming of a Rose is not always a mercenary transaction and the human side of life sometimes attaches a beautiful meaning to it. The French hybridizer Turbat had been awarded a certificate of merit at the Contest of Bagatelle during the war in 1916 for a hardy climber. According to the rules the award could not be final until the variety was named. While Monsieur Turbat was looking up the requests he had for a new Rose, the story was related of a young officer, the Comte de Feligonde, who had been seriously wounded in battle and left between the lines in No Man’s Land where none would venture to fetch him. His wife, Ghislaine, a Red Cross nurse, hearing the plight of her husband, started at night, found him, dragged him to safety and nursed him back to health. Monsieur Turbat, moved by the story of the heroic woman, decided right then to name his new Rose Ghislaine de Feligonde.
Reply #1 of 4 posted 26 SEP 14 byPlaying in the garden
What a moving name origin, this year of the centenary of the breakout of WWI.
Reply #2 of 4 posted 18 JUL 15 by Jocelen
A 2002 study conducted with the Pelissier de Feligonde family shows that Ghislaine was 4 y/o when the rose was named after her.

See Journal, Roses Anciennes en France.
Magazine (2002)
Reply #3 of 4 posted 18 JUL 15 byCybeRose
Don't you just hate it when historical facts get in the way of a charming story?
Thanks for the update.
Reply #4 of 4 posted 18 JUL 15 byPlaying in the garden
Don't confuse me with the facts! Fact or fiction, I like the story and the rose.
Discussion id : 86-363
most recent 9 JUL 15 SHOW ALL
Initial post 4 JUL 15 byJay-Jay
Does a white Ghislaine de Féligonde exist, any-one knows of?
.... Or is this "just" another rose?
Reply #1 of 8 posted 5 JUL 15 byPalustris
A white/pale yellow Ghislaine might be her momma: 'Goldfinch'.
Reply #2 of 8 posted 5 JUL 15 byJay-Jay
I was already wondering, after I read Mr. Quest Ritson's Books, if it wasn't Goldfinch as a second guess.
The flowerstems of both of them are bristly and those glands/prickles have the same scent when rubbed.
Thank You for strengthening/supporting me into that direction.
It (Goldfinch) could be found in neglected and older gardens.... Tadaah!
Reply #3 of 8 posted 5 JUL 15 byPatricia Routley
Goldfinch and Ghislaine de Féligonde are in my old neglected garden. Open photos to see which is which in the photos.
Reply #4 of 8 posted 5 JUL 15 byJay-Jay
That was what Mr. Ritson wrote (as I recall).
Why not planting it in (tidy) new or landscaped gardens?
The people of the specimen on the photo's cherish their rose... and boast about it.
Reply #5 of 8 posted 6 JUL 15 byMargaret Furness
Goldfinch is said to be near-thornless. Does that help?
Reply #6 of 8 posted 6 JUL 15 byJay-Jay
Ghislaine can have almost thorn-less stems too.
Reply #7 of 8 posted 6 JUL 15 byJay-Jay
Thank You for the good comparison photo's Patricia.
They took for me just bud-wood without the leaves, no flowers and just buds to compare. Later on came the photo's. I'll be able to compare when the budding succeeded.
Reply #8 of 8 posted 9 JUL 15 byJay-Jay
I budded a rootstock with it on June 13 and lo and behold:
Discussion id : 84-870
most recent 12 MAY 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 12 MAY 15 byJay-Jay
Never knew or seen, that the flower-buds and flower-stems were so glandular.
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