American Gardening, June 1889The large cut on this page, shows a photographic illustration of the foliage, two buds and a flower—the latter was slightly wilted when the photograph was taken. The white dots seen upon several of the leaflets and one in the center of the flower are the heads of pins used to hold the spray in place. The flower bears 30 to 35 petals of a color resembling, though distinct from, General Jacqueminot. In this case, therefore, of nature's mixing colors, a light pink and a yellow make a crimson-cherry color. The plant is wonderfully vigorous and abundantly clothed with its distinctly beautiful foliage. Its fragrance is decidedly that of a sweet-briar intensified. Henry Bennett, the great rose-grower of Shepperton, England, holds that the color of a rose comes from the male. But two of Mr. Carman's hybrids have bloomed as yet, one of which was exactly Rugosa's color, the other as above described. Several of these hybrids are thornless, though thorns may appear with age. No less than ten of the seedlings bore three distinct cotyledons.
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