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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  (1966)  Page(s) 59.  
 
S. J. Samuels, New Zealand. Wondrous Ways III
The 'Virgo' sport first appeared as a salmon bloom on a stem described at that time as "fine as a piece of thin string." One weak bush was obtained by budding, but by careful selection of buds we now have some strong bushes. Intensity of colour varies, but at its best the blooms have a soft salmon heart and are quite lovely.

No evidence has appeared that this unnamed salmon sport of 'Virgo' was ever introduced
Book  (1965)  Page(s) 41.  
 
S. J. Samuels, New Zealand. Wondrous Ways!
...and the salmon coloured [sport of] 'Virgo' blooms have been a disappointment this summer, both outdoors and under glass as they show little tendency towards the new colour, even on the strong growing plants that have since developed.
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