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'La Belle Sultane' rose References
Magazine  (2020)  Page(s) 33. Vol 42, No. 4.  
Jacqui Davies.  Discovering Gallicas at Araluen. 
As Pat Toolan wrote in her recent review of the book Historical Roses: in the Europa- Rosarium Sangerhausen, 2020. “The photos are of such quality and size that they will help identify found roses in these classes.” After looking in it at the photo of La Belle Sultane (before 1795) and noticing for the first time the darker shading on the petals I realised I had never really looked closely at that flower in Araluen. Also that book says Violacea (1795) is a different variety from La Belle Sultane. From the photographs the only difference I can see is the number of rows of petals.
Book  (Aug 2002)  Page(s) 53.  
La Belle Sultane
Hybrid Gallica 1795
Rated 8.1
Book  (Apr 2001)  Page(s) 93.  
Violacea see 'La Belle Sultane'
Book  (3 Jan 2001)  Page(s) 40-41.  
Mahoeca [Jean-Pierre Vibert wrote in 1824] We owe to 'Mahoeca'... a quantity of superb varieties which are basically purple and violet... plumed, striped, or marbled...
Book  (Dec 2000)  Page(s) 237.  
Belle Sultane Gallica. Holland 1795
Book  (Apr 1999)  Page(s) 36.  
Belle Sultane ('Cumberland', 'de Cumberland', 'Grande Sultane') Gallica. Holland, 1795. Translation: "Beautiful Sultana." The author cites information from different sources... light pink
Article (newsletter)  (Feb 1999)  Page(s) 2.  
La Belle Sultane Before 1790... one of 15 Dutch gallicas that definitely or probably originated in the Low Countries and which are still in cultivation today
Book  (1997)  Page(s) 145.  Includes photo(s).
('La Belle Sultane', R. gallica violacea) Of considerable antiquity -- pre-Redoute. Description and vital statistics. Slightly more than single flowers, soft violet smudged purple with very pronounced golden-yellow stamens...
Book  (1997)  Page(s) 39.  
La Belle Sultane can be grown in dappled shade
Article (newsletter)  (1996)  Page(s) 45.  
One of the many Gallicas produced in the Low Counties before 1814 and still with us today. Dupont in Paris had, in 1813, a collection of 218 species and varieties of roses, of which 60 were Gallicas. Of his 60 Gallicas, this is one of the twelve that still exist.
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