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'Virgo' rose References
Book  (2000)  Page(s) 616.  Includes photo(s).
 
‘Virgo’ / ‘Virgo Liberationem’ = Moderne – Buisson à grandes fleurs/Hybrid de Thé – blanc, remontant. Largement quinquagénaire, ce grand classique reste l’un des plus beaux hybrides de thé à fleur blanche… description… Mallerin, France, 1947. ‘Blanche Mallerin’ * ‘Neige Parfum’. RNS Gold Medal 1949.
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 628.  
 
Hybrid Tea, white, 1947, ('Virgo Liberationem'); 'Blanche Mallerin' x 'Neige Parfum'; Mallerin; Meilland-Richardier. Flowers white, sometimes blush-pink, double (30 petals), high-centered, large (5 in.); slightly fragrant; foliage dark, leathery; vigorous growth.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 216.  Includes photo(s).
 
Virgo Large-flowered hybrid tea. Parentage: 'Blanche Mallerin' x 'Neige Parfum'. France 1947. Description and cultivation... This rose is valued for its pure white blooms... prone to mildew...
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 149.  Includes photo(s).
 
('Virgo', 'Virgo Liberationem') A slender, upright Hybrid Tea. Mallerin (France) 1947. ('Blanche Mallerin' x 'Neige Parfum') Flowers continuously. Some mildew. Height: 100 cm (3 1/2 ft.) Good scent.
Article (magazine)  (1991)  Page(s) 33.  
 
Number of petals...as average of ten blooms..'Virgo' HT (1947), 30 petals
Article (magazine)  (1988)  Page(s) 23.  
 
[Colour description according to the CIELAB colour space (petal inside): L* = Lightness, a* = red-green axis, b* = yellow-blue axis]
'Virgo' (Mallerin, 47; white) L* 91-92, a* -2 to -1, b* 6-7
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 129.  Includes photo(s).
 
Virgo ('Virgo Liberationem') A Hybrid Tea raised by Mallerin and introduced by Meilland-Richardier in 1947. Susceptible to mildew. Parentage: 'Pole Nord' x 'Neige Parfum'.
Book  (1968)  Page(s) 96.  Includes photo(s).
 
New seedling unnamed). Sport of Virgo. S. J. Samuels.

[Photo shows a creamy rose}
Book  (1967)  Page(s) 138.  
 
Alex Ross, South Australia.  Our Twelve Best Sellers.
Virgo must come next on our list and this variety at its best is as near perfect as any rose can possibly be. It is a florist's delight, and the half-open blooms are almost artificial in their perfection. The pure white blooms with just a trace of cream in the centre sometimes show quite a trace of pink in the very cold weather. Its susceptibility to mildew is its great drawback and its place may be taken by newer varieties which are more resistant.
Book  (1966)  Page(s) 123.  
 
Roy and Heather Rumsey, Dural NSW.  Our Twelve Best Sellers.
Virgo  White roses are always good sellers, and this is the best of them. Many challengers have come and gone, but so far nothing has been able to topple it from the throne. It is nearly twenty years since it was first introduced, and it is still going strong.
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