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'Prince de Bulgarie' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 100-735
most recent 12 JUN 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 12 JUN 17 by Patricia Routley
1999 Heritage Roses New Zealand Vol 20, No 4
p27. Eileen Blake, 38 Colville St., Masterton. Letter to the Editor. Re the article on Prince de Bulgarie by Rex Thompson of Otago. A cutting of this rose was given to me by a friend, from an friend's old homestead garden, the bush, estimated to be at least 100 years old at the time, unfortunately has died. My cutting has survived and is now a good sized bush. I also know of a further two gardens with this rose, from the same source. Like Rex, my friend also stated, I would not find it listed in any catalogue, so I was interested to know Rex had discovered a listing in an old 1916 Rose book. The flower is certainly lovely in colour and shape and another beautiful bonus is the continual flowering. My bush still has buds on it (late July) although the frosts have ruined them. I have now put all prunings into sand, hoping they will root. Anyone wanting cuttings next year, I will be happy to forward them.
Discussion id : 80-517
most recent 14 SEP 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 14 SEP 14 by CybeRose
House & Garden (1929) 55: 82 Je ‘29
How Roses Come By Their Names
J. H. Nicolas

p. 140
particular seedling; Pernet informed him that it was not available as it was already dedicated to his friend Antoine Rivoire, President of the Horticultural Society of Lyons; the Prince insisted that such was the Rose he wanted, so Pernet showed him the twin of the same cross (Hybrid Tea x a Bourbon seedling) and Prince de Bulgarie thus came on the market, although it is similar to Antoine Rivoire. When Pernet told me the story, he did not mention the amount received beyond that it was "sufficient". The Prince had just concluded another loan with the French government and he felt flush!
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