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'Madame Abel Chatenay' rose References
Article (website)  (2005)  Includes photo(s).
 
[website article on Madame Abel Chatenay]
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 332.  
 
Hybrid Tea, pink blend, 1895, 'Dr. Grill' x 'Victor Verdier'; Pernet-Ducher. Bud pointed; flowers pale pink, center deeper, reverse carmine-pink, double, medium (3 in.); fragrant; foliage bronze when young.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 199.  Includes photo(s).
 
Mme. Abel Chatenay Large-flowered hybrid tea. Parentage: 'Dr. Grill' x 'Victor Verdier'. France 1895. Description. One of the oldest roses that have remained consistently popular... flowers: soft, silky pink with a dark silver reverse...
Magazine  (1993)  
 
1993. Heritage Roses in Australia - 5th International Conference, Hahndorf, South Australia.
p12. Hazel le Rougetel’s address: ….Robert Felton, chief florist in London and he was also Court Florist to the King and Queen. Felton also loved his bigger roses and the frontispiece of his book British Floral Decoration shows his use of ‘Mme. Abel Chatenay’ in the bouquet of the Princess of Wales who later became Queen Mary, wife of George V. Felton loved ‘Mme. Abel Chatenay’ …….
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 260.  Includes photo(s).
 
Mme. Abel Chatenay. Large-flowered. Every rose-lover has some great favorite from childhood. Mine is ‘Mme. Abel Chatenay’ which I vividly remember growing in my mother’s garden in Hobart in the early 1930’s. The foliage is bronze and its flowers are a delight, in their blend of soft pinks that rose-lovers called ‘Chatenay-pink’. Raised by Joseph Pernet-Ducher in 1897, it became a great favourite with the greenhouse growers, and just before World War 1, it was estimated that two out of three roses sold in British flowers shops were ‘Chatenay’. Its only fault is that the bushes are short lived.
Book  (Jun 1992)  Page(s) 268.  
 
Mme Abel Chatenay Hybrid Tea. Pernet-Ducher, 1894. Parentage: 'Dr. Grill' x 'Victor Verdier'. [Author cites information from different sources. The Journal des Roses says it is dedicated to the wife of the secretary-general of the Société National d'Horticulture.]
Magazine  (1985)  Page(s) 24. Vol 7, No. 1.  
 
Wanted: Mme. Abel Chatenay. Anne Wilson, Blenheim, Daly St., Carcoar, NSW 2791, wants budwood of Mme. Abel Chatenay – “not the modern short budded variety which the nurseries stock but the old one with an upright growth and long flower bud”. (It would appear there are two different varieties here, one of which is masquerading under the wrong name. Please contact Anne direct if you can help. Ed.)
Book  (1978)  Page(s) 73.  
 
Mme. Abel Chatenay. Medium height. Bicolour pink. Remontant. Perfume 3 (on an ascending scale of merit from p1 up to p10). . Hips 3. (on an ascending scale of merit from h1 up to h10). Joseph Pernet-Ducher introduced this in 1895, and it was soon recognized as one of the finest garden roses, and very good in the autumn. Its two or three pink colours blended in so distinctive a manner that the colour was known as ‘Chatenay pink’. Those are agreeable reports for a breeder to hear of his variety, but they were not the last, because the growers of cut flowers took ‘Mme. Abel Chatenay’ into their hearts, or at least into their greenhouses. One does not often see bushes of Chatenay about now, but the climber is quite common in England. Its carmine – rose – buff mixture is still as distinctive a ‘Chatenay pink’ as ever.
Book  (1972)  Page(s) 58.  
 
Mme. Abel Chatenay. (H.T.). Surely the oldest rose to have remained in popular demand 1895), the blooms are of ‘modern’ form with high centres and reflexing petals of shell pink with silver reverse, strongly tea-scented. The large open bush resents hard pruning, but is still an excellent rose by both old and modern standards. As a climber it is slow to develop, but eventually makes a large plant which blooms very freely. Climber or Bush – medium, spreading. Double, Perpetual.
Book  (1954)  Page(s) 54.  
 
Harry Wheatcroft, England: The ladies present may recall that they went to the altar with ‘Ophelia’, ‘Madame Butterfly’ or ‘Mme. Abel Chatenay’.
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