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Public rose garden Listing last updated on 24 May 2014.
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931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway
Thomas Jefferson Foundation
Post Office Box 316
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
USDA Zone: 7b
(434) 984-9822 [Information]
[From A Heritage of Roses
, by Hazel Le Rougetel, pp. 21-22: Thomas Jefferson wrote] in his Garden Book
(1766-1824, Reprinted Philadelphia, 1985)... seedlings of the 'Sweet Briar'
were planted in 1767... By 1782 Jefferson was keeping a calendar of his blooming plants, recording a crimson dawrf rose in flower from 20 May to 25 July and noting that it was a species... 'Cherokee Rose'
) [was] grown at Monticello from seeds sent to Jefferson in 1794 by Governor Milledge of Georgia.