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Discussion id : 87-191
most recent 10 AUG HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 8 AUG byscvirginia
In 'Popular Garden Flowers' by Walter P. Wright, 1911, p.318
'Fragrant Roses'
The following charming Tea Roses might be added to the list of sweet sorts:
Mrs. B. R. Cant, rose [color].
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 9 AUG byPatricia Routley
Do you know anything more about the publication Virginia? K. L. Stock doesn't list it, but he does list Roses and Rose Gardens published in 1911. I note the 1933 edition of this 1911 book, published by George Allen & Unwin, UK is listed in Stock as ('Popular Edn.)
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 9 AUG byscvirginia
Here's a link from Google Books:
https://books.google.com/books?id=I8JBAAAAIAAJ

I hope this helps,
Virginia
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 10 AUG byPatricia Routley
It did. Thank you. Ref added.
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Discussion id : 87-193
most recent 9 AUG HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 9 AUG byscvirginia
From 'Traité pratique d'horticulture pour le nord de l'Afrique' by Lucien Guillochon, 1925, p.415

Mistress B. R. Cant Fleur rose foncé, pétales intérieurs argentés avec onglet brunâtre, grande, pleine, odorante; arbuste vigoureux, florifère.

Translation: Mrs. B. R. Cant Large, full, fragrant, deep pink flower, silver inner petals with a brownish tinge to base; vigorous shrub is floriferous.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 9 AUG byPatricia Routley
Added. By the page number, I have presumed that was a book, and not a journal.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 9 AUG byscvirginia
Yes, I think it is a book. I didn't see any indications of it being a serial publication.

Thanks,
Virginia
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Discussion id : 38-739
most recent 21 JUL SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 19 AUG 09 byCarlene
My Mrs. B.R. Cant has grown to over 10 ft. tall by 10 ft. wide also. When I planted it, the spot seemed large enough. Now - whenever my family mows the yard they get stuck with 1/2 inch thorns that rip their clothes and hurt like the dickens! I was impressed by the picture of Devoniensis (posted by Jeri & Clay Jennings) that apparently had been pruned into a tree. Today I finished pruning Mrs. B.R. Cant into a 10 ft. tall, 2-trunk tree. I'll keep you posted on what develops. It is very pretty - the blossoms hang down - just lovely.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 21 JUL byboopie
Do you have a picture of this bush now that it has been many years since pruning it?
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Discussion id : 79-126
most recent 23 JUN 14 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 23 JUN 14 byHamanasu
This variety is not sold in the UK, but I can find it in a few of the Italian online catalogues. The one at Mottisfont smelt wonderfully of apples and did not look quite as full of petals as those in the Italian nurseries catalogues, though the colour was a good match, from memory. Does anyone growing this rose know if the clone grown at Mottisfont is the same as the clones sold from the Italian specialist nurseries? Also, how does this rose behave in wet weather? Does it ball hopelessly? The pics I have seen look so full of petals they make me think performance would not be good in England, but the blooms at Mottisfont had opened fine... Thank you to anyone who might be able to contribute.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 23 JUN 14 byPatricia Routley
I can't help you with the perfume - or with your Mottisfont-Italy question.

In our wettish winter climate (we've just had 80mls or over three inches of rain between June 13-22 - I forgot to read the rain gauge there for a while) the few blooms of 'Mrs. B. R. Cant' are opening well. but they seem smaller than summer blooms. I do have one mouldy mummy on the bush, but I am sure this is an exception.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 23 JUN 14 byHamanasu
Thank you so much for the reply. I see quite a lot of petals in the pictures of the blooms you posted - if the buds opened fine in wet weather, this is encouraging.
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