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'Marjorie W. Lester' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 159-980
most recent 14 JAN HIDE POSTS
Initial post 14 JAN by Rusroza Pitomnik
Available from - RUSROZA, Nursery of Roses
Discussion id : 75-371
most recent 1 DEC 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 1 DEC 13 by Cà Berta
Apparently the rose Davoust by Laffay is much older than thought (see reference 1829).
The original name was simply Davoust (almost certainly Louis-Nicolas Davoust, one of Napoleon first commanders). No female of the Devoust family was named Laure: the wives of Devoust were Adelaide Séguenot and Louise Aimée Julie Leclerc and the daughters were Antoniette Josephine, Adele Napoleone and Adelaide Louise.
Probably the italic letter L, close to the name Davoust, which stands for the abbreviation “Pépinières de M. Laffay, à Auteuil”, was later mislead and “translated” into Laure.
Discussion id : 44-035
most recent 15 MAY 11 SHOW ALL
Initial post 19 APR 10 by Tearose
Tom's comment has some people confused. The flowers resemble multiflora carnea in that they start out pink and fade white, and are small and clustered. But this plant is definitely a noisette, not a multiflora.
Reply #1 of 4 posted 20 APR 10 by Cass
I think there was confusion between "Fiddletown Pink Rambler" and "Fiddletown Pink Noisette"...unless they are also the same rose.
Reply #2 of 4 posted 23 APR 10 by Tearose
It appears that they are the same rose. There's no fringing on the stipules. I took some pictures and will post in the near future.
Reply #3 of 4 posted 14 MAY 11 by Hardy
This rose, along with a few other multiflora hybrids, will sometimes show no sign of multiflora stipular fringe high on the plant, but if you look at lower stipules, you'll see some fringing.
Reply #4 of 4 posted 15 MAY 11 by Tearose
We discovered that with this rose, and now think it is Laure Davoust.
Discussion id : 34-838
most recent 15 MAR 09 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 15 MAR 09 by domenico67
I like this rambler very much. It can also be grown as a very big shrub, I saw some gorgeus plants grown that way here in Genova surroundings, where it's widely spread.

I particularly love the full, perfect rosette shape of its little flowers, which open shallowy cupped and than flatten, and the beautiful alba-like fragrance. To me, they remind a miniature "Fantin Latour"! Its very big clusters can contain dozens of this little beauties, and in many different colours, as they open a vivid pink, then change to pale lilac, fading into white.

It's very, very vigorous and healthy (only some very minor oidium issues), and well established plants can repeat some flower clusters here and there during fall, which is a good bonus for such a type of rose to my opinion.

The only drawback is the fact it tends to retain drying petals in a quite antiaesthetical way if you don't do deadhading.
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