'Duhamel Dumonceau' rose References
Book (1990) Page(s) 95. Includes photo(s).
... vigorous... medium-red... a good scent...
Book (1936) Page(s) 223.
Duhamel Dumonceau (bourbon or HP) Vilin-Hugues 1872; glossy red, shaded violet, large, double, fine form, fragrance 5/10, floriferous, growth 7/10. Sangerhausen
Magazine (1883) Page(s) 10.
Duhamel du Monceau, H.P., Hugues, 1872, Rouge brillant, Vig.
Book (1882) Page(s) 10.
Duhamel du Monceau... Hybride Perpétuel. Hugues. 1872 Rouge brillant. Fleur grande. Plante vigoureuse.
Book (1874) Page(s) 212.
The reader, curious in such matters, would, of course, like to have the names of these hypothetically blue roses, and here they are: Captain Ingram, rich purple; Celine Noiret, purple shaded with rose; Duhamel du Monceau, rich red shaded with violet; Elie Morel, rosy lilac; Exposition de Brie, crimson shaded with purple; Felix Genero, rose shaded with violet; Ferdinand de Lesseps, purple shaded violet; Gloire de Ducher, dark purple; James Veitch, deep violet shaded with carmine; La Fontaine, purplish crimson; and lastly, Unique, a lovely blue-tinted lilac Tea rose, which occasionally, when aided by warm, cloudy, damp weather, makes a near approach to the pure blue of the delphinium.