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'Princesse de Nassau' rose References
Book  (Dec 1998)  Page(s) 486.  Includes photo(s).
Princesse de Nassau ('Autumnalis') Noisette. Laffay (France) 1835. Description... This rose is more generally known as 'Autumnalis' and is a form of the Musk Rose related to 'Blush Noisette'. Graham Thomas has equated it with Laffay's 'Princesse de Nassau'... sprays of small, creamy yellowish, double flowers, nicely scented in the musk way...
Book  (1997)  Page(s) 249-250.  
Autumnalis (R. moschata 'Autumnalis') Parentage: Probably R. moschata x R. chinensis. Description and cultivation.... Large clusters of semi-double, cupped flowers of creamy-white to pure white...
Book  (Nov 1994)  Page(s) 215.  
Princesse de Nassau This came to me ...labeled Rosa moschata 'Autumnalis'...a name...not in any book that I have consulted....hooked prickles...light yellowish green leaves limp and matt, and does not flower until August, carrying on until the autumn....Dainty sprays of small semi-double blossoms on softly downy stalks; silky petals, deep creamy buff on opening from pink-tinted yellowish buds, fading to cream with yellow stamens and a delicious fragrance.... thornless branchlets proceed in zigzag fashion from leaf to leaf. Possibly a Noisette of very early origin, such as 'Muscate Perpetualle'....
Book  (Jul 1993)  Page(s) 261.  
Rosa moschata 'Princesse de Nassau' At one time known as R. moschata 'Autumnalis'... semi-double flowers of creamy-buff... held in dainty sprays, appearing unusually late in the season (in August), continuing until autumn... it has many similarities to a Noisette, which in fact it may be...
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 473.  
Princesse de Nassau Noisette, light yellow, 1835, ('Princess of Nassau'); Laffay. Description... Probably identical with R. moschata autumnalis as described by G.S. Thomas in Climbing Roses Old and New.
Book  (1990)  Page(s) 113.  
Princesse de Nassau [Griffiths lists under Hybrid Musks and Varieites.] Laffay 1835. Description. The blooms are very double, medium sized, with lemon-yellow and white shades...
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 506.  
de Nassau, Princesse (moschata) Laffay ca. 1835; straw-yellow to sulphur-yellow, fades to white, medium size, very double, flat, fragrance 7/10, buds mottled red, edges of foliage wavy, growth 7/10, climbing.
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 44.  
Autumnalis (hybrid moschata) in England ? ; pure white, 5 cm, semi-double, large clusters, fragrance 5/10, autumn-bloomer, growth 8/10, climbing, 2 m. Sangerhausen
Book  (1902)  Page(s) 103.  
[Among the roses grown at L'Haÿ in 1902.] No. 3047 (Miellez) rose foncé
Book  (1858)  Page(s) 285.  
Musk Roses.-- The Musk Rose stands pretty well here, in a warm, dry situation, but, in wet ground, rather tender. In the latitude of Long Island, Mr. Parsons says it is quite hardy, having a plant of the old White Musk, that has braved the severity of more than twenty winters, in his grounds. "It has already, this season, made shoots of more than six feet; and in our Southern States more than double the growth would probably be attained." It produces its flowers in large clusters. We are familiar with the old white cluster, which commences flowering late, and continues till cold weather. Other fine varieties are, Eponine, and Princess of Nassau.
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