HelpMeFind Roses, Clematis and Peonies
Roses, Clematis and Peonies
and everything gardening related.
DescriptionPhotosLineageAwardsReferencesMember RatingsMember CommentsMember JournalsCuttingsGardensBuy From 
'Blairii No. 1' rose Description
'Blairii No. 1' rose photo
Photo courtesy of orsola
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
17 favorite votes.  
Medium pink Hybrid China.
Registration name: Blairii No. 1
Bred by Blair (United Kingdom, 1830).
Bourbon, Cl., Hybrid China.  
Blush, red shading, yellow undertones.  Strong fragrance.  Large, semi-double (9-16 petals), cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Climbing.  Large foliage.  
Height of 6' 7" to 11½' (200 to 350 cm).  Width of up to 6' (up to 185 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Blairii No. 1 in commerce and gardens seems mislabeled. Willam Paul describes it as semi-double.
For clarification about parentage, see References.
Brent Dickerson reports on 3/30/07...
" 'Blairii No. 1' usually gets tagged to 1845 or 1844; but the *Floricultural Cabinet* is talking about it in 1837, and lo and behold [Thomas] Rivers [1837 catalog] offers it (construing his 'Blairii' as 'Blairii No. 1') in 1837. Consequently, we can attribute and date it as "Blair, -1837" (or even "Blair/Rivers, -1837" should anyone want to live on the edge)".
© 2022