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'Pompon' rose References
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 61.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 59.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 31.  Includes photo(s).
Rose de Meaux (Rosa centifolia pomponiana) Centifolia. Illustrated by Sweet in 1789. Description.
Website/Catalog  (1982)  Page(s) 36.  

Rose de Meaux (centifolia) Short, erect well-foliated plant with massed, small double, pink flowers. Scented. 1789. H. (S) 2 x 2 1/2’.

Book  (1978)  Page(s) 182.  
Book  (1971)  Page(s) 120.  
"Notes on the Origin of the Moss Rose", C.C. Hurst:
Cabbage Rose --> Rose de Meaux, 1637 (Willmott 1912) --> Spong Rose, 1805 (Andrews, 1805) --> Rose de Meaux, 1810 (Andrews, 1810) ; Cabbage Rose, 1810 (Andrews, 1810)
Book  (1971)  Page(s) 113.  
"Notes on the Origin of the Moss Rose", C.C. Hurst:
The Rose de Meaux is a miniature Cabbage Rose which differs from the Old Cabbage Rose only in the smaller size of all its parts. Redouté...under the name of Rosa pomponia or Rosier Pompon...Miss Willmott (1912) suggests with good reason that it may have come from the garden of Doménique Séguier, Bishop of Meaux (1637), who was a great cultivator of Roses in his day. In any case...there can be little doubt that it riginated from the Old Cabbage Rose and probably as a bud-variation. Aiton (1789) mentions two 'Rose de Meaux' as varieties of R. provincialis Mill. ....viz....the 'Small Dwarf Rose'. which is clearly the 'Rose de Meaux'. Both these forms are figured by Miss Lawrance (1799) under tt. 31 and 50 respectively.
Website/Catalog  (1967)  Page(s) 10.  
Rosa centifolia and hybrids ...Rose de Meaux (R. centifolia pomponia) (Sweet, 1789). Light pink, small, double, fragrant.
Book  (1937)  Page(s) 36.  
H. R. Darlington. The Garden Value of Rose Species. The pink 'De Meaux' is very like 'Spong', but is rather more double.
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 118.  Includes photo(s).
De Meaux (Centifolia). Flowers 1 in., very double, cupped, outer petals curving inwards, stamens absent. Calyx 1 in., slender, extends beyond flowers, winged central rib marked. Leaves oval, smooth, abnormally downy below, gland edged, doubly serrate. Few small thorns in mid-rib. Stipules broad, upfolded, edged red glands. Wood tinged red, after green; a few slender straight thorns, 3/16 in. This makes a bush 18 in. to 3 ft. according to soil. Prune back after flowering to get fresh wood each year.
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