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'Reine des Violettes' rose References
Book  (2006)  Page(s) 75.  
REINE DES VIOLETTES HP. Good, reliable rebloom. Outstanding fragrance. Arching, long caned. Milet-Malet, 1860 [Provenance: Pickering] The famous "Blue Rose" that Graham Thomas praises is a favorite of ours too. Small, cupped, double flowers with lilac-mauve coloring are wonderfully fragrant, and handsomely set off by the glaucous foliage. ...would seem to be related to ["GLENDORA" and SYDONIE]...from all we can tell from physical characteristics.
Book  (2001)  Page(s) 615.  
Hybrid Perpetuals. Reine des Violettes (Mille-Malet, 1860) trans. 'Queen of Violets'. Seedling of 'Pie IX' (HP). [The author cites from various sources] ...This cultivar is very close to the Trianon series of Damask Perpetuals, such as 'Joasine Hanet'.
Book  (Dec 2000)  Page(s) 349.  
Reine des Violette
Hybrid Perpetual
Mille-Mallet, 1860
Website/Catalog  (4 Jan 1999)  Page(s) 22.  Includes photo(s).
Website/Catalog  (22 Dec 1998)  Page(s) 37.  Includes photo(s).
Reine des Violettes Hybrid Perpetual. Millet-Malet 1860. Description... blooms range in color from deep pink to mauve to lilac... A hard pruning each winter will help maintain a compact shape... thornless...
Website/Catalog  (Jun 1998)  Page(s) 37.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (1995)  Page(s) 161.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (Nov 1994)  Page(s) 147.  
Reine des Violettes Hybrid Perpetual. Millet-Malet (France) 1860. Hybrid Perpetual... although Thomas feels it is nearer to the Bourbons. Description... it partakes more nearly of the Old Rose purple colouring than any other which Thomas has seen having China parentage. There is nothing like it; it is the apotheosis of the Old Roses... dark, soft grape purple, later fading to softest parma violet... This is a rose to be treasured for all time...
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 494.  
Reine des Violettes Hybrid Perpetual, violet-red, 1860, ('Queen of the Violets'); 'Pope Pius IX' seedling; Milet-Malet. Description.
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