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'Princesse de Nassau' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 107-661
most recent 12 APR SHOW ALL
Initial post 29 JAN by Darrell
According to Simon & Cochet (1906) there are or were TWO different 'Princesse de Nassau' roses, the one a moschata bred by Laffay (pale yellow) and one a gallica or alba bred by Miellez (deep pink). If that is so, then you need to include a second listing for the latter. The reference you have from Les Roses Cultivee a L'Hay en 1902 substantiates that. (However, Simon & Cochet clearly got the date wrong for Laffay's rose.)
Reply #1 of 4 posted 29 JAN by Patricia Routley
We might already have the gallica one listed - as Prince de Nassau

I am afraid I just cannot see the listing for 'Princesse de Nassau' from Les Roses Cultivee a L'Hay en 1902 in my paper copy. I have had a good peer with the magnifying glass and it is certainly not on p103 (which are moss roses anyway) Theoretically it should be on p97 under Noisettes.
Reply #3 of 4 posted 11 APR by Darrell
A belated reply:
in I quote from Gravereaux's Les roses cultivees a l'Hay en 1902:

Page 103, Section V--Provins: Princesse de Naussau (Miellez) rose fonce.

Page 159 Section I--Moschata: Princesse de Nassau (Laffay) jaune paille
Reply #4 of 4 posted 12 APR by Patricia Routley
Because of the 1936 reference in the 'Prince de Nassau' file, I have added the synonym of 'Princesse de Nassau' to that file. (Now I know why I couldn't find it. My Roseraie de l' Hay catalogue is 1900. Yours is 1902.)
Thanks Darrell.
Reply #2 of 4 posted 30 JAN by Nastarana
I grew a moschata hybrid rose named 'Princesse de Nassau'. It was one of the most satisfactory garden plants I have ever grown. The flowers, foliage and bush were all exceptionally attractive, repeat bloom was rapid throughout the growing season and there was a moderate fragrance. Alas, not hardy colder than about USDA zone 7 I would think. It is about the size and shape of a typical white floribunda and, for me, was a much better plant than most of the later florries.
Discussion id : 88-551
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Initial post 6 OCT 15 by CybeRose
Rosetum Gallicum (1828) p. 112
Narcisse-Henri-Fran├žois Desportes
2486 - jaune. - Princesse de Nassau. - flavescens. N. - Fl. jaune-nankin passant au blanc.
Discussion id : 32-754
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Initial post 1 JAN 09 by Nastarana
In my garden, this rose does repeat bloom throughout the year. The foliage is as beautiful as the flowers, which are white tinged with pink sometimes. I see no yellow color at all. It makes a lovely small shrub, and might even appeal to gardeners who don't normally grow roses.
Discussion id : 27-291
most recent 11 JUN 08 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 11 JUN 08 by Unregistered Guest
Same comment as others: continuous bloomer for me too.
This rose is certainly underused, as it has at least two outstanding features :
- it blooms later than most roses, and usually starts its show when most others finish their first flush
- the foliage is absolutely gorgeous, and unique! Lush, light green, dense long/narrow leaflets make a wonderful background for the profusion of flowers.
It is easy to grow, very floriferous and very healthy by me.
Grown own root in slightly alcaline soil, zone 7b, full sun.
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