'Seven Sisters' rose References
Article (magazine) (2017)
In its origins “Félicité et Perpétue” is a diploid hybrid between a recurrent-flowering rose, probably a Noisette rose, and R. sempervirens which is seasonal flowering. From the Noisette rose it inherited the disabled form of RoKSN and from R. sempervirens it inherited wild-type RoKSN. Both forms of RoKSN can be detected in shoot apices of “Félicité et Perpétue” but only the disabled RoKSN can be detected in “Little White Pet” (Iwata et al., 2012). This indicates that the mutation from “Félicité et Perpétue” to “Little White Pet” resulted from a deletion of wild type RoKSN.
Website/Catalog (10 Feb 2016) Includes photo(s).
Registered Name: 'Félicité-Perpétue'
Synonyms: 'Félicité et Perpétue'
ARS Approved Exhibition Name: Félicité-Perpétue
HSem, w, 1828, Jacques; bud bright pink ; flowers pale flesh changing to white, 3-4 cm., very dbl., globular, opening flat, borne in large clusters, strong, musk fragrance; non-remontant ; foliage almost evergreen; very vigorous growth. [thought to be R. sempervirens × a Noisette, or maybe Parson's Pink]
Book (2012) Page(s) 68.
Rosiers toujours vert. Rosa sempervirens, Linné. 1ère Serie...
R. Sempervirens Félicité perpetué, Jacques
Book (2003) Page(s) 50.
'Félicité-Perpétue' syn. 'Félicité et Perpétue' (Jacques, c. 1827).
Magazine (2000) Page(s) 30. No. 20.
Barbara Tchertoff, Antoine Jaques – Head Gardener to Louis-Philippe.
Félicité-Perpétue (Jacques, 1827). Award of Garden Merit. Professor Jay`s genetic analyses prove that this rambler is a sempervirens hybrid which shows traces of R. moschata and ‘Old Blush’. According to Jacques’ own description, this rambler has medium-sized flowers which are full, rounded (i.e.convex), and lightly flesh-coloured ( carné in French, often translated as “blush”) My own experience is of an extremely vigorous plant grown easily from cuttings, which can reach 4m (12ft) or more in height, inserting itself into any support. The cascade of clusters of rosette-shaped creamy flowers with their pink buds, contrasted with dark green leaves, is a superb sight during its 4-5 week flowering period.
...It has been suggested since 1900 that Jacques named this rose after his own twin daughters, but so far I have found no proof of twins, nor of children with these names. Anyway most French historians would find it out of keeping for the Head Gardener at that period to name a rose after his own family, considering that all the other ramblers were given Royal names.
Book (Nov 1998) Page(s) 113. Includes photo(s).
Website/Catalog (Jun 1998) Page(s) 66. Includes photo(s).
Book (1997) Page(s) 29. Includes photo(s).
Page 25: another rose bearing [the nickname 'Seven Sisters'] is 'Félicité Perpétue', which is actually a R. sempervirens hybrid.
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Book (1996) Page(s) 64. Includes photo(s).
Félicité-Perpétue ('Félicité et Perpétue') Climber... a good coverer of eyesores... This is one of several climbers raised by the gardener to the Duc d'Orléans (later King Louis Philippe), A. Jacques, using R. sempervirens, the 'evergreen' species rose. He is said to have intended to name the variety after an unexpected arrival in the family; when twin girls were born, their names were conjoined... the only rose in commerce named for two individuals...
Book (1994) Page(s) 30. Includes photo(s).