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'Basye's Purple Rose' References
Book  (2007)  Page(s) 43.  
Basye's Purple Rose Shrub, mauve, Robert Basye. R. rugosa x R. foliolosa Includes description. Introductions: 1968.
Book  (2000)  Page(s) 106.  
‘Basye’s Purple Rose’ = Arbuste. Hybrideur texan, le Dr Robert E. Basye s’est efforcé pendant des années d’introduire chez les rosiers de jardin des gènes de rosiers sauvages jusqu’alors dédaignés... arbuste épineux et touffu… feuillage un peu rude, vert vif puis teinté de pourpre à maturité… grandes églantines rouge pourpré, à larges pétales ondulés, joliment ponctuées d’étamines rouge et or… Cet arbuste, qui drageonne d’abondance, est tout indiqué pour les parcs et les plantations à grande échelle. Basye, US, 1968. Rosa rugosa x Rosa foliolosa.
Book  (11 Jun 1993)  Page(s) 8.  
R. foliolosa x R. rugosa 'Rubra'. Basye (USA) 1980. Description. Single, 2 1/2-inch, dark purple blossoms with a fruity fragrance... very thorny, upright, hardy.
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 66.  
[Listed under "Wild Roses and Their Cultivars"] (Rosa rugosa x Rosa foliolosa) Height: 7 ft. Some scent.
(518)  Page(s) 133.  
Antique Roses for the South (2005) p. 133
William C. Welch
'Basye's Purple Rose' is a cross between R. foliolosa (native to Arkansas) and R. rugosa (native to Japan). It was bred by Dr. Robert Basye, a retired university professor and active rose breeder from Caldwell, Texas, in his search for hardy, drought tolerant, disease resistant cultivars. 'Basye's Purple Rose' met all these criteria, but he rejected it as a "jewel in the rough." The ravishingly fragrant, large, single flowers appear in profusion during the spring on a large, healthy shrub. Dr. Basye considers this rose to be a truly unusual color: royal purple with prominent gold stamens. When grown on its own roots it does sucker and can spread rather rapidly. It was given to me by Dr. Basye in 1983. I gave stock material to the Antique Rose Emporium at Brenham, Texas, where it has been propagated and distributed. Like most roses having R. rugosa parentage, it prefers a neutral to slightly acid soil.
Book  Page(s) 5.  
'Basye's Purple' is a rare, totally distinctive rose. The Antique Rose Emporium catalogue reveals that this one came from a cross of R. rugosa x R. foliosa and provides its bloom all summer long. The plant resembles a rather refined rugosa with much-branched growth. Each limb ends in a cluster of long, pointed, rugosa-like buds. The glands on the bright green sepals have a purple cast to them, and the bright green leaves age purple. These flowers have to be seen to be believed... The flowers are about two inches across, with five very wise, wavy velvet petals. You've never seen a bloom in this color! The closest I can describe to you is the color of a black light. Remember the ultraviolet purple bulbs used to make fluorescent paint glow in the dark? These flowers are the color of those bulbs. It's luminous, deep and brilliant, and the color extends to the pistil, stamen and anthers as well. Each anther has an outline of pale yellow to brighten and highlight the deep, saturated purple. What really surprised me though, is that the flowers don't burn in my hot, desert garden, and when they fade, the color is still dark and pure. 'Basye's Purple' suckers like its rugosa parent and will make a wonderful, constant-blooming thicket. I can see it in a large, mixed border where it will colonize and provide delicious combinations of color and texture. I can also imagine it used to stabilize a hillside and provide an incredibly colored view.
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