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'Grande et Belle' rose References
Book  (Apr 1999)  Page(s) 46.  
Grande et Belle Translation: "Big and Beautiful". Gallica. Holland, pre-1811. The author cites information from different sources... Deep crimson... Purple pink...
Article (newsletter)  (Feb 1999)  Page(s) 2.  
Grande et belle Before 1811... one of 15 Dutch gallicas that definitely or probably originated in the Low Countries and which are still in cultivation today
Book  (Jul 1998)  Page(s) 83.  Includes photo(s).
Grande et Belle Netherlands, before 1811. Habit: upright habit, many prickles and bristles. Foliage: light, elliptical leaflets, some quite large. Bloom: solitary or in pairs, double, small size. Petals at the center as rosette, small central eye. Colour: purple, shaded magenta, passing to lilac and finally to violet. Resembles very much "Gonzales". Fragrance: moderate. Desportes (1828) says this variety originated in the Netherlands. It is listed in the l'Almanach of Guerrepain (1811)...the name "Grande et belle" and the dewscription by Guerrepain suggests that the bloom of this variety is of large size. That is not the cae with the specimen which is at L'Ha├┐...The authenticity of the variety currently named "Grande et belle" is doubtful.
Article (newsletter)  (1996)  Page(s) 45.  
Grande et Belle One of many Gallicas produced in the Low Countries before 1814 and still with us today.
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 312.  
Grande et Belle (Provins) ? ? ; light wine-yeast-red
Grande et Belle (Provins) ? ? ; purple-pink
Book  (1899)  Page(s) 75.  
Grande et belle, Provins, lie de vin clair, dans l'Almanach de Guerrepain
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