'Blanchefleur' rose References
Website/Catalog (1985) Page(s) 12.
Blanchefleur.....4 x 4’.
Book (1984) Page(s) 47.
‘Blanchefleur’ = Rosier à cent feuilles. Vibert en 1835. Description… A voir cette forme de fleurs, on peut penser que Rosa gallica a dû, pour une grande part, intervenir dans leur génèse: ‘Blanchefleur’ est d’ailleurs, quelquefois, classé parmi les roses galliques.
Article (website) (1982) Page(s) 10.
Blanchefleur (centifolia)Very double sweetly scented white with occasional pink tints.The plant is of typical centifolia open habit.1835. (S) 5 x 4
Book (1967) Page(s) 41.
For over 300 years, from the beginning of the sixteenth century, when the earliest rose-red forms of R. centifolia were produced, to the middle of the nineteenth century, when such lovely types as La Noblesse, Fantin Latour, Blanchefleur and Paul Ricault appeared, Dutch and French breeders worked carefully and patiently to perfect this new type of rose.
Website/Catalog (Nov 1959) Page(s) 26.
(Listed under Centifolia) Vigorous open habit, very fine fully-double flowers, reflexing into a ball, white, with blush tints in the bud. Recommended.
Book (1936) Page(s) 81.
Blanchefleur (Provins) Vibert 1835; white, shaded flesh, medium to large, globular to flat
Website/Catalog (1924) Page(s) 31.
Provins...Blanchefleur. — Fl. blanc teinté chair, moyenne, odorante.
Book (1910) Page(s) 248.
Blanchefleur Gallica (Hybrid French) Flowers white slightly tinged with flesh, large and full; form compact, perfect; habit erect; growth robust. An abundant and early bloomer; very beautiful on the tree.
Book (1910) Page(s) 16.
William Paul says the breeder of this rose is Vibert.
Book (1906) Page(s) 165.
A few varieties from the Hybrid Provenance section are valuable in the general collection, having those lighter tints which are still infrequent, being of a healthful habit, and growing well either as dwarfs or standards. Blanchfleur is a very pretty Rose of the colour commonly termed French White - i.e., English white with a slight suffusion of pink.