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'Beauté Insurmountable' rose References
Book  (Jul 1998)  Page(s) 245-246.  
PANACHÉE SUPERBE Laffay (?), 1841 (?). Habit: less upright than the gallica type; quite strong branches; numerous and large hooked prickles; almost no bristles. Foliage: abundant; light green; large lanceolated leaflets; smooth and wavy, not very gallica-looking. Bloom: quite abundant blooming; solitary or in clusters of 2 to 4 blooms; medium or small, double, cupped; some stamens visible. Colour: pink strongly mottled with violet-purple. Fragrance: moderate....The variety currently at L'Haÿ, under the name "Panachée superbe", brings forth a bloom of pink strongly mottled with violet-purple, should not be confused with the previous [Panachée superbs]. It is attributed to Laffay, 1841, but we have found no trace of it in the catalogues of the era. Its foliage suggests hybridisation with a China, which is effectuively quite in the style of Laffay.
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 27.  Includes photo(s).
Panachée Superbe Description... probably a Gallica-China hybrid
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 538.  
Panachée superbe (Provins) in Holland before 1830; deep pink, small, double, regular, free-blooming, growth 7/10. = Lyre de Flore; Phénix.
Book  (1899)  Page(s) 139.  
Panachée superbe, Provins, rose foncé, syn. Phoenix
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