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Discussion id : 116-347
most recent 17 NOV SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 24 APR 19 by Andrew from Dolton
It says in the profile "no fragrance" but my 'Slater's Crimson China' has quite a strong damask smell.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 24 APR 19 by HubertG
My 'Semperflorens' has a scent. I wouldn't say it's typical damask, but it has a moderate fragrance.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 17 NOV by CybeRose
The old records report that the original Crimson China had a scent like the Harebell.

Exotic Botany: Consisting of Coloured Figures, and Scientific Descriptions, t. 91, 1806
Sir James Edward Smith
ROSA semperflorens.
The double flowers have a faint sweet smell, at least in a warm room, resembling that of the Harebell.

The Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature, Volume 31, page 14 (1819)
13. Scilla nutans; Hare-bell Squill or Wild Hyacinth ... "The flowers have a light sweet scent, more perceptible than in the preceding [S. campanulata], and resembling that of the Dark China Rose, Rosa semperflorens."

Joseph Knight raised a flock of seedlings from the original, that differed somewhat in color and form. He also raised a variety called 'Animating', presumably from a cross of the Crimson China and the Blush Tea-scented. The fragrance of this one was so distinctive that Viibert (1826) named a rose 'Noisette odeur de Bengale animating/'.

"Damask" is not a scent that would be associated with a China rose.
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Discussion id : 112-380
most recent 23 JUL 18 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 23 JUL 18 by Andrew from Dolton
This rose has made good growth, sending-up healthy new shoots. However, a lot of the sprays are blind and any buds that do try and open are deformed. It flowered O.K. last year and 'Old Blush' and 'Hume's Blush Tea Scented China' next to it are flowering very well. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Discussion id : 106-639
most recent 24 NOV 17 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 24 NOV 17 by John Hook
We are shown as selling this rose as "Belfield". Although we sell "Belfield" we consider the R. Indica Semperflorens ex Fineschi/Cavriglia as being a better example
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Discussion id : 104-201
most recent 8 AUG 17 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 8 AUG 17 by CybeRose
The Universal Herbal, Or, Botanical, Medical, and Agricultural Dictionary p. 484 (1824)
Thomas Green
38. Rosa Semperflorens; Deep-red China Rose. Fruits oblong, with the peduncles hispid; stems and petioles prickly, hispid; leaves subternate, prickly; flowers large in proportion to the plants, semi-double, with great richness of colour, (dark red) uniting a most delightful fragrance.—They come out in succession during the winter months.— Native of China.
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