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'Yaeyama-No-Ibara' rose References
Book  (Mar 1998)  Page(s) 10.  
R. bracteata discovered in China in 1795... rounded leaflets and white flowers... intermittent repeat flowerings until autumn. 2 hybrids, one of which is 'Mermaid'
Magazine  (1998)  Page(s) 116. Vol 92, part 4.  
Dr. Tam Koolin. Three Wild Roses and Old Blushes in Coastal Fujian, South East China.
Last of the species roses to bloom was R. bracteata, the prickliest of the lot......
Book  (Oct 1996)  Page(s) 37.  
R. bracteata ('The Macartney Rose') 1793. Description... Introduced from China by Lord Macartney... large, silky single white flowers, golden stamens, glossy leaves, wicked hooked thorns...
Book  (Mar 1995)  Page(s) 142.  
There are only a few hybrids related to Rosa bracteata... 'Pearl Drift', 'Muriel', 'Pink Powderpuff', in addition to 'Mermaid'...
Book  (1994)  Page(s) 11-12.  
Bracteatae... Roses with bracts... persistent leaves, i.e., they do not fall off during winter in all but the coldest climates... It can also root wherever a branch touches the ground. One species from China, R. bracteatea.
Book  (Nov 1993)  Page(s) 9.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (Sep 1993)  Page(s) 20.  
('McCartney Rose') Distinguished by its dense deep green mass of evergreen foliage, its fierce thorns and its large, pure white flowers … best suited to warm climates … immune to blackspot … owes its English name to Lord McCartney, English ambassador to its native China, in 1793, and its Latin one to the leafy bracts surrounding the flowers. Repeats. Fragrant.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 30.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (1992)  Page(s) 398.  
Rosa bracteata Wendland (Yaeyama-noibara) [Okinawa]
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