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'Pumila' rose References
Book  (Apr 1999)  Page(s) 507.  
 
Pompon ('Bijou', 'Commun', 'Nain', 'Pompon Bijou', 'Pumila') Lawrencia. Colville, ca. 1806. The author cites information from different sources... Pink... Pale rose... light pink... perhaps what became known as 'Pompon de Paris'...
Book  (Jun 1992)  Page(s) 36.  
 
Bengale Pompon. China. Introducer unknown, before 1820. Grown by Vibert. This name encompasses a series of cultivars. [Author cites information from different sources.]
Book  (1981)  Page(s) 76-77.  
 
'Pumila', Bengale Pompon.
A miniature rose less than 1 ft high, with leaves, including petiole, 1½ in. long and mostly solitary, double, flesh-colored flowers.
syn. R. indica var. pumila Thory
R. indica var. humilis Sev.
R. indica var. minor Andrews
...raised around 1806 at Colville's nursery, Chelsea, and exported to France, where it soon became known as the 'Bengale Pompone.' According to Thory, it could be easily raised from cuttings, which flowered within three months of rooting when two or three inches high.
Book  (1953)  
 
from "History and Nomenclature of the Fairy Roses" by Dr. G.H.M. Lawrence
[includes an good history of The Fairy Roses and explains the botanical nomenclature associated with the various cultivars]
The Fairy Roses include a wide range of variants, propagated commercially as named clones. They have been in cultivation since at least 1810 and probably a decade longer. Any discussion of the taxonomy of these named clones should take into consideration the fact that historically they belong to two more or less well defined periods. Those of the first period (ending about 1920) appear to represent selections of selfed seedlings or chance mutations of original stocks of what is now known as Rosa chinensis var. minima, or of intravarietal crosses between these stocks.

Those of the second period include also hybrids with other species, and their derivatives. The second period began with Correvon's introduction in 1922 of what he called Rosa Roulettii, a plant not distinguishable from the rose Pompon de Paris which is believed to be a derivative of R. chinensis var. minima. ....

Horticulturally it is not always possible to differentiate clones of interspecific hybrid origin (most of those now cultivated) from the much earlier ones of infraspecific hybrid origin. For this reason it would seem expedient, if not biologically accurate, to group them as clones of a single taxon (i. e., R. chinensis var. minima).
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 118.  
 
Indica pumila (Chinensis). Rose with darker shading, double anthers not showing. Pedicel and hip smooth. Calyx long point, beyond bud, winged. Leaves minute, dark, paler below. Smooth thorns and glands on petiole. Stipules glandular. Wood tinged red and few straight thorns, dilated at base. llustrated in Redoute's Roses, raised in England by Colville.
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 68.  
 
Bengale Pompon (Bengale) Colville ? ; light pink to red, 2-3 cm., 3/4-full, hollow, solitary and cluster-flowered, growth 5/10.
Book  (1848)  Page(s) 608.  
 
Catalogue of Plants. Rosaceæ. -- The Roses.
559. Rosa indica, Linn. ♄ China. Blush Chinese Rose. China or Ever-bearing Rose.
ζ. Rosa indica var. pumila. Dwarf Rose. Rosier nain du Bengale.

♄ A tree or shrub.
Website/Catalog  (1840)  Page(s) 36.  
 
Lawrantia...Pompon bijou.....1 fr. 25 c.
Website/Catalog  (1836)  Page(s) 13.  
 
Roses du Bengale et de la Chine...
Lawrancia rose double 1 franc
Lawrancia pompon bijou 2 francs
Website/Catalog  (1828)  
 
p. 4: M. le baron Baut de Rasmon, Bourguemaitre de Wanneghem-Lede. (de sa collection à Wanneghem-Lede.)...
100 Rosa Laurencea, fl. pl.

p. 5: M. Buyck-vander Meersch
171 Rosa Laurencea, fl. pl.

p. 17: M. Lestiboudois, Professeur de Botanique à Lille. (par M. P. De Grave.)
604 Rosa Laurencea, fl. pl.

M. M C. Manilius.
614-615 Rosa Lauurencea, fl. pl.

p. 24: M. J. B. Vande Cappelle, Architecte...
869 Rosa Laurencea, fl. pl.

M. Em. Vander Meersch, à La Haye...
884 Rosa Laurencea, fl. pl.
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