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'Belle de Crécy' rose References
Book  (Nov 1994)  Page(s) 29.  Includes photo(s).
Page 29: Roeser, France, prior to 1848. One of GST's favorites among the Gallicas; "in fact, I consider it supreme for its soft parma-violet colourings - supreme among all Old Roses - and for fragrance it is hard to beat. "
Plate 5
Book  (1994)  Page(s) 50.  
'Belle de Crecy' was known before 1829. The blossom is mauve and mauve blend with a green button eye, quartered (100+ petals), and fragrant. The bush grows to 4 to 5 ft. The plant requires regular deadheading and is arching with gray-green foliage
Book  (1994)  Page(s) 100.  
Almost thornless.
Book  (Sep 1993)  Page(s) 71.  
Parentage unknown. M. Roeser of Crécy-en-Brie, late 1820s. The legend that it was named for Mme. de Pompadour has been shown to be untrue. Looks best if two or three are planted in a tight clump and given the best treatment.
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 44.  
Gallica (OGR), mauve, Roeser, prior to 1829. Flowers cerise and purple, becoming lavender-gray, center green, full, flat, center petals incurved, large; fragrant; lax growth.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 43.  
Belle de Crecy Gallica. Parentage unknown. Mid-19th century. Description and cultivation... a wonderful mixture of pink, greyish and mauve flowers that are flat and quartered, often with a distinctive green centre...
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 22, 25.  Includes photo(s).
Page 22: [Photo]
Page 25: Bred prior to 1848.
Book  (Jun 1992)  Page(s) 112.  
Belle de Crécy
Hybrid China; usually construed a Gallica
Hardy/Roeser, 1829
... purple-black... Flowers red, shaded with velvety p[e]uce, changing to dark slate soon after opening, exhibiting flowers of different characters at the same time... a green eye in the center... numerous thorns...
Book  (1992)  Page(s) 325.  Includes photo(s).
Lists raiser as Rosner, prior to 1829. Flowers: 3- to 4-inches, double. 4- to 5-feet high. Because the stems are weak, the weight of the flowers makes it necessary to support the plant.
Book  (1992)  Page(s) 16.  
Gallica shrub; deep pink, turning purple; blooms of medium size, double; opening flat, quartered; not remontant; growth bushy, 48 x 36 in (120 x 90 cm); grey-green foliage, smooth stems; good scent. Introduced by Roesier before 1829? OGR
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