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Madame Mélanie Willermoz  rose photo courtesy of member kai-eric
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most recent 29 JUL 10 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 28 JUL 10 by billy teabag
From your photos, this rose seems a good match for the early portraits.
Have you found anything about it that doesn't match early descriptions?
It's a very lovely rose!
Do you have any more photos of the prickles?
Is the fragrance always peachy?
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 29 JUL 10 by kai-eric
it is lovely, indeed. one of my very favourits.
scent isn't peachy under all conditions, gaining smokey nuances in it's second flush - that's perhaps why it's not pointed out by early descriptions.
john hook who received it from roses unlimited/usa is not right convinced of its ID.
no idea where roses unlimited got it from.
do you know anyone you could ask about?
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 29 JUL 10 by billy teabag
It is my understanding that one of the roses that is now going by the name 'Mlle de Sombreuil' was thought by some to be 'Mme Melanie Willermoz'. (Described as a "somewhat Devoniensis-like tinted white..." the same rose also went under the name 'La Biche' for a time and may still be in commerce under that name.)
If it is this rose that John received, the c1985 notes about the Huntington collection of Teas etc record that it is a renamed foundling rose, collected from a number of sites in the USA.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 29 JUL 10 by kai-eric
thank you!
it would be interesting to know if this 'mme mélanie willermoz' will produce somewhat climbing canes.
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Discussion id : 47-122
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Initial post 28 JUL 10 by billy teabag
Thank you for this series of photos Kai-eric.
Have you been able to trace the history of this rose?
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