'Belle Fille' rose References
Website/Catalog (2012) Page(s) 2010. Includes photo(s).
...Duchesse de Montebello is sold in all of Europe as an Alba-Rose, i.e. as Small Maidens Blush. I have ordered or exchanged Small Maidens Blush from rose nurseries in Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, a total of 14 plants. And every one of them was the light Gallica, or I should better say, the hybrid china Duchesse de Montebello....Also in Sangerhausen was a Duchesse de Montebello labeled as Small Maidens Blush, meanwhile the label has been changed...
Website/Catalog (2006) Page(s) 40, 73.
R. x alba L. var. carnea hort. = 'Carnea'
Book (2005) Page(s) 36-37. Includes photo(s).
'Cuisse de Nymphe', Syn.: Rosa x alba 'incarnata', Rosa x alba 'regalis' Thory, Rosa carnea, 'Grande Royale', 'Grosse Cuisse de Nymphe', 'Rosier blanc royal', 'Great Maiden's Blush' (in England). high shrub (2m), well-branched, the branches bow don under the weight of the flowers, few prickles, blue-green foliage, ovoid and pointed leaflets, double, large, cupped, blooms in June, non-recurring, flesh-coloured white, lighter on the edges, strong fragrance.
.. since a long time nurseries also propose a 'Cuisse de Nymphe émue', also called 'Nymphe naine émue' or even 'Petite anglaise'. The characteristics of this variety is said to be a rose colour more 'ému', i.e. darker (because of being less pale on the edges); this is quite discutable as the colour depends very much on the soil and on the climate (without talking about personal appreciation!). Let us simply say that it seems to be a clone, probably selected in the Kew gardens (England) in 1797, which gave examples of shorter growth. But in commerce, to the displeasure of nurseries, 'Cuisse de nymphe' and 'Cuisse de Nymphe émue' have long been mixed-up.
Book (2003) Page(s) 17.
Peter Beales. 'Great Maiden's Blush'. ....A less common reason for inquiry - though still frequent enough - is the sudden appearance of this rose in a part of the garden where no rose has ever before been seen growing. Such a surprising emergence is usually the result of the rhizomelike roots of 'Maiden's Blush' which, having been hindered from sprouting for one reason or another (usually because of the constant cultivation of a border or the regular cutting of a lawn), suddenly reappear above ground. Such is the will of this rose to live that a new plant can emerge many years after its parent has disappeared, and many yards from its original position.
Book (Aug 2002) Page(s) 45.
Great Maiden's Blush
Alba, prior to 1738
Book (2001) Page(s) 47.
Great Maiden's Blush Alba, white, prior to 1738. Rating: 9.0
Book (Apr 1999) Page(s) 154-155.
Great Maiden's Blush ('Bella Donna', 'Belle Fille', 'Carné', 'Cuisse de Nymphe Grande', 'Grande Cuisse de Nymphe', 'Incarnata Major', 'La Royale', 'La Virginale', 'Maiden's Blush', 'Regalis') Alba. Unknown, pre-1754. The author cites information from many different sources... pink... whitish pink... pale flesh colour... [Given the name 'Cuisse de Nymphe'] in 1802 by Dumont de Courset; it's the Alba Incarnata or the R. carnea of the Nouveau Duhamel. Prévost received it from Vibert under the name 'La Royale'...
Website/Catalog (31 Dec 1998) Page(s) 30. Includes photo(s).
Book (May 1998) Page(s) 76-77. Includes photo(s).
Rosa alba regalis ('Royal White Rose', 'Great Cuisse de Nymphe') Description... petals very large, white flushed pink... The English call it 'Great Maiden's Blush'...
Book (Mar 1998) Page(s) 7.
Cuisse de Nymphe (in France), 'Maiden's Blush' (in England), 'La Virginale', 'La Royale', 'La Séduisante', 'Rosier Blanc Royale', Rosa carnea, Rosa rubicans