'Alba Odorata' rose References
Book (1888) Page(s) 85.
Alba odorata (Levet, 1876) flowers yellowish white, large and full; a good climber, and should be trained against a south wall; vig.
Book (1885) Page(s) 78, vol. 1.
Bractés rem. Alba odorata. Levet 1876. De la Chine méridionale; à rameaux très vigoureux garnis de gros aiguillons; feulle à folioles obvales, arrondie, ferme, persistante et luisante; grande fleur banche pleine à centre légèrement safanée, fleurit assez bien.
[Trans.: From southernmost China; with very vigorous branches furnished with large prickles; leaves with oval, rounded, firm, persistant and shiny leaflets; large, full white flower full with the center slightly saffron-shaded, flowers rather well.]
Website/Catalog (1876) Page(s) 24.
General Collection — Ever-blooming Roses.
White Microphylla (Alba Orderata). — Medium size flower; double; white; sweet-scented; annual.
Website/Catalog (1861) Page(s) 13.
Book (1848) Page(s) 105-106.
[In the section on The Microphylla, or Small-Leaved Rose] Alba Odorata;... See "Macartney."
Alba Odorata; flowers white, with yellowish centre, large and full; form, cupped. Rarely opens well.
Book (1847) Page(s) 263.
Alba Odorata is a vigorous growing rose, with very rich and beautiful foliage. Its fragrant flowers are cream-colored, and, when in bud, are very beautiful. It has stood the last three winter uninjured in our grounds without protection, and it is a very beautiful and desireable variety. It is classed by Rivers as a Microphylla, but it so little resembles that rose, and is so decidedly Macartney in its character, that we place it with the latter.
Book (1846) Page(s) 213.
[In the section on Rosa microphylla, a synonyms of Rosa roxburghii:] From Italian seed we have Alba Odorata, a vigorous-growing variety, partaking as much of the Macartney Rose in its habit as of Rosa microphylla: in fact, it is a complete hybrid. This is a good evergreen rose, producing an abundance of pale sulphur, or rather cream-coloured flowers: they are sweet-scented, but do no in general open freely.
Book (1844) Page(s) 162.
Alba Odorata or the double White Microphylla grows very luxuriantly, frequently making shoots eight or ten feet long in one season; and in warm soils, where the season extends from March to December, they will no doubt grow twenty feet. The flowers are very large and double, of a yellowish-white, very fragrant, and look beautiful among the dark green foliage.
Book (1842) Page(s) 263.
R. bracteata...microphylla alba oderata, white, double, fragrant