'R. wichuraiana' rose References
Book (2003) Page(s) 153-154.
Crépin first described Rosa wichurana in 1886; it was split from R. luciae, which Crépin himself had described and named in 1871. This has led to much subsequent confusion. Because R. luciae would have had precedence over R. wichurana, some authors have insisted that the former species was the progenitor of the Wichurana Ramblers, which should be renamed in consequence. However, Crépin himself was adamant that typical R. luciae had not been introduced into Europe when the earliest Wichurana Hybrids were being bred. ...
Rosa wichurana Crépin. Rosa luciae Crépin (1871), in part, not Crépin (1886); R. luciae var. wichuraiana (Crépin) Koidz. A shrub with stems that are usually procumbent and trailing, rising only 25 cm above the ground, but sending out new growths as much as 4 m long in a season. It is naturally evergreen, and the glabrous, unbranched shoots are armed at irregular intervals with occasional strong, curved prickles. The flowering shoots aree shorter, branched, and more slender. The leaves are 5-10 cm long, with five to nine leaflets (typically nine), the leaf-stalks are glabrous, and each is armed underneath with two small, hooked barbs. Leaflets are elliptic, broadly ovate, or rounded; 2-4 cm long; coarsely toothed; deep shiny green on both surfaces; obtuse; and glabrous except occasionally on the midrib beneath.
Book (2003) Page(s) 154.
Rosa luciae differs [from R. wichurana] by having thinner leaves (darker but less glossy), five to seven leaflets (never nine), a larger terminal leaflet, and fewer teeth on the stipules. The flowers are smaller, never exceeding 3 cm.
Article (magazine) (2001) Page(s) 393.
R. wichurana Crép. Ploidy 2x
Pollen fertility 98.3%
Selfed Fruit set 0%
Book (2000) Page(s) 60-61.
Rosa wichuraiana/’Memorial Rose’/Rosa luciliae – Rosier botanique – blanc… aiguillons crochus, épars mais redoutables.. souples rameaux vert foncé.. feuilles à 7 ou 9 folioles arrondies, vert émeraude luisant.. bouquets coniques de fleurs blanches odorantes de 3 à 4cm de diamètre.. Les petits fruits ronds ou ovoïdes sont rouge sombre.. Chine et Japon 1843
Book (Dec 1998) Page(s) 60-61. Includes photo(s).
Rosa wichuraiana ('Memorial Rose', R. luciliae)... glossy dark green leaves... Conical clusters of single white, fragrant flowers... appear in mid-to-late summer. Small, oval to round, dark red hips follow...
Book (Nov 1998) Page(s) 16.
R. wichuraiana An ancient native of China... introduced to the world [in 1860]... Jackson & Perkins quickly scrambled its pollen to hybridize some of the world's first Ramblers, beginning with 'Dorothy Perkins' in 1900. Flowers: white, single. Hips: oval, red.
Article (newsletter) (May 1998) Page(s) 4.
R. wichuraiana Crépin ('Teriha-No-ibara')... Teriha is Japanese for "glossy leaves"... grows wild almost everywhere... The German botanist Dr. Max Ernst Wichura was in Japan between 1859 and 1861 and during this time sent plants of this rose back to Europe one of which was seen by the Belgian botanist F. Crépin... who named this rose wichuraiana to commemorate Dr. Wichura... discussion of descendants...
Book (1997) Page(s) 104.
Rosa wichuraiana Description... a late-blooming species... best described as a natural creeping rose, hugging close to the gournd with wonderfully fragrant white flowers supported by shiny, disease-resistant foliage. Also known as the "Memorial Rose," it was initially introduced to America as a living grave blanket...
Book (1997) Page(s) 31.
Forms a trailing groundcover with glossy, disease-resistant leaves and single white flowers... used by Dr. William Van Fleet -- one of the pioneer breeders of rambler and climbers [to create] 'American Pillar' and 'Dr. W. Van Fleet'.
Book (1996) Page(s) 86.
R. wichuraiana ('Memorial Rose') Wild ground cover rose. Description... single white flowers, 1.75 in (4 cm) across... Dr. Wichura sent this from Japan to Germany in 1861 & 1880...