'Glory John' rose References
Article (magazine) (2016) Page(s) 21.
['Climbing Souvenir de la Malmaison' and 'Gloire de Dijon'] ...appeared to be closely related to 'Old Blush', but less closely related to 'Hermosa'...
Website/Catalog (28 Jul 2011) Includes photo(s).
Rosa ‘Gloire de Dijon’
A Tea rose. According to William Paul ‘Gloire de Dijon stands unrivalled and alone’. Flowers yellow, faun and salmon, large, full and globular. Very hardy, it apparently withstood the very severe frosts of 1860-61 in England, when most other roses were killed. [Paul (1863, 1888, 1903), Rivers (1854, 1857, 1863), Amat]. ‘In its foliage, habit and shape, and size of its flowers, it is almost an exact resemblance of the Bourbon Rose ‘Souvenir de la Malmaison’, and, like that fine Rose, it requires dry warm weather to open its flowers to perfection. Its perfume is Tea-like and powerful, and in colour it is quite unique, being tinted with fawn, salmon and rose, and difficult to describe’. Thomas Rivers, in The Gardeners’ Chronicle, 1854.
Horticultural & Botanical History
Introduced by Jacotot of Dijon in 1853. ‘Gloire de Dijon’ received Gold Medals at Dijon in 1852 and Paris in 1853. It was figured in the Floricultural Cabinet twice, an unusual accolade. [FC p.52/1854 and p.297/1855, FS f.872/1853]. In the first great National Rose show held in July 1858, ‘Gloire de Dijon’ was listed amongst the roses appearing in multiple (12) winning collections. [Gard. Chron. 1858]. It was described growing in the private garden of Charles Moor, Director of the Sydney botanic Garden, in 1864. [NSW Hort. Mag. vol.1 p.44/1864].
History at Camden Park
Included in a handwritten list of roses dated 1861, probably intended for a new edition of the catalogue that was never printed. [MP A2943].
Article (magazine) (2007) Page(s) 404.
Table 1. Comparison of key volatile components in representative cultivated Chinese roses and species. [adsorption volume by Solid Phase Microextraction (peak area, x10')]
'Gloire de Dijon'
Book (Aug 2002) Page(s) 45.
Gloire de Dijon
Climbing Tea 1853
Article (magazine) (Jun 2002) Page(s) 47.
Gloire de Dijon Noisette 1853... [some] call it a Climbing Tea... The flowers vary from buff yellow to fawn
Magazine (2002) Page(s) 25. Vol 96, Part 1.
Denise Anderson. Roses in a Cold Climate
'Gloire de Dijon' is my favourite rose of all, and can be very vigorous here in a sheltered place [in Central Sweden] away from cold winds. Pale, yellow-apricot glory, penetrating my brain with her tea-noisette fragrance. As she did Dean Hole's. Friends ask me why do I love her. Well, why does one love anyone? One simply does! She gives me everything I need in a rose, she has an indescribable aura about her. And she needs me too. She needs my total commitment to give her the strength she needs in this climate. What is more satisfying than mutual need?
Book (2001) Page(s) 46.
Gloire de Dijon Climbing Tea, orange pink, 1853. Rating: 7.3
Website/Catalog (Jun 1998) Page(s) 56. Includes photo(s).
Book (1996) Page(s) 64-65. Includes photo(s).
Gloire de Dijon ('Old Glory Rose') Noisette climber. 'Glory John' is another version of the name, reflecting the inability of English gardeners to cope with the Gallic tongue... famous the world over for its pretyy buff-yeallow flowers, opening quartered, with pleasing scent... capable of covering 5 x 4 m or more... It looks best on a wall where the stiff branches can be trained firmly in place...
Book (1995) Page(s) 32. Includes photo(s).