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Lord Eldon  rose photo courtesy of member CybeRose
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The floral magazine; comprising figures and descriptions of popular garden flowers. new ser. v.1 (1872):

The singularly coloured rose which we now figure is one of a class in which we are somewhat deficient—free-growmg, free-flowering climbers, and will therefore, we believe, be acceptable to those who, having walls with southern aspects, may be desirous of filling them with ornamental flowering plants. Recently we have received some English contributions to this class; for in Mr. Knight's Princess Louise Victoria, and in Mr. George Paul's climbing Victor Verdier, we have two excellent varieties of good habit; and Lord Eldon may be regarded, although in a different class, as a not unfitting companion.

We are informed by Messrs. Paul and Son, of Cheshunt, into whose hands the stock has passed, that Lord Eldon was raised from seed by Mr. Coppin, of Shirley, near Croydon, from Cloth of Gold Noisette, and resembles its parent in habit and constitution, but is a freer bloomer. It will be useful as a coppery-coloured climber for a south wall, while its strong sweet perfume will greatly recommend it. It will be seen from the drawing that it is not an exhibition rose, being too loose in petal for that; but for the purposes named it will be well suited; and it was, no doubt, on account of its very distinct colour that it received from the Floral Committee of the Royal Horticultural Society the reward of a first-class certificate. Mr. Coppin speaks highly of its merits, and if it grows freely in his light soil, we may reasonably conclude that in richer and deeper soils it will grow more freely still. It will be let out by Messrs. Paul and Son in May next.

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