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The Royal Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Roses
(2003)  Page(s) 19.  Includes photo(s).
 
Acapella TANalleoa. Tantau, Germany, 1994. Flower size 14cm (5.5in). Height: 1.5m (4.9ft). Spread 1m (3.3 ft).....deepest pink or pale crimson with silver-white petal backs....quite a lot of prickles.....
(2003)  Page(s) 55.  Includes photo(s).
 
Belle Amour Gallica hybrid. No one knows the origins of 'Belle Amour'; it has been variously classed as an Alba and a Damask. However, it seems best to call it a Gallica hybrid and to enjoy its unique qualities.....mid-green leaves.
(2003)  Page(s) 73.  Includes photo(s).
 
Britannia.... Flower size 4cm (1.6in.). Scent light and musky..... leaves are pale green and healthy, with rather narrow leaflets.
 
(2003)  Page(s) 91.  Includes photo(s).
 
Origin:  Austin, Britain, 1965.   Parentage:  ‘Dusky Maiden’ x ‘Tuscany’.    Flower size: 8cm (3.1in)   Scent:  Strong and sweet.  Flowering:  once only.  Height/spread:  1.5m (4.9ft) / 1.5m (4.9ft).  Hardiness: Zone 5.  
‘Chianti’  was a landmark rose:   its wonderful rich purple colouring flaunted the inherent potential of breeding from old roses like ‘Tuscany’.    Its flowers are purplish-crimson (later maroon – though the colour does differ a little from year to year) and open out lightly cupped before reflexing into great ruffled pompons.    They come in long-stemmed clusters of 3-5 and are excellent cut flowers.    Pretty vermilion hips follows, and often last right through the winter.    ‘Chianti’ makes an arching shrub, best when its long, prickly stems are bent over so that it breaks into flower all along its length.    The leaves are pale green, and liable to get blackspot later in the year, after it has flowered.    It roots easily from cuttings, but does not sucker when grown on its own roots.     Chianti is the wine of Tuscany. 
(2003)  Page(s) 115.  
 
Daydream. Modern Climber. Origin: Clark, Australia, 1924....
(2003)  Page(s) 116.  
 
Deborah Syn MEInoiral, Play Rose.    Patio Rose.  Origin, Mouchotte, France, 1988.  Parentage Anne de Bretagne x ('Prairie Princess' x 'Playboy').....
 
(2003)  Page(s) 116.  Includes photo(s).
 
Debutante Wichurana Rambler.  Origin Walsh, US 1902.  Parentage 'Turner's Crimson Rambler' seedling.....
(2003)  Page(s) 99.  Includes photo(s).
 
Colette syn MEIroupis, John Keats, Shrub rose.... 1.75m (5.7ft) x 1.25m (4.1ft).....they are pale apricot-pink in colour, with a hint of mustard yellow at the centre, but fading to lighter tones at the edges, and always with paler undersides to the petals....
(2003)  Page(s) 167.  Includes photo(s).
 
.No one knows the origins of such beauties as... and Gilda (1887)
(2003)  Page(s) 172.  Includes photo(s).
 
Moss Rose.  Lambert, Germany 1911. 4cm (1.6 in.) Scent strong and sweet. Flowering once, mid-season. Height 2.5m (8.2ft.) Spread 2m. (6.6 ft.)  Hardiness Zone 5.   Named after the German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), Goethe  is something of a mystery rose. It is probably a cross between a multiflora rambler and a moss Rose.  It makes a shrubby climber, whose heavily mossed buds, stems, and sepals are a remarkable contrast to the small, lightly cupped, dark pink flowers. These have a white centre and occasional white flashes on some of the petals, as well as very pale stamens. They come in clusters of up to 15, elegantly spaced so that each flower can be studied clearly. The bristly moss starts on the buds and pedicels, then runs down on to the stems, where it emerges as a dense covering of long slender prickles. They form an attractive pink haze on the outline of the new growths and a bushy hard, discouraging defence around the oldest stems. This formidable armature has led to ‘Goethe’ being recommended as a hedging Rose. The leaves have a blue cast and are no strangers to blackspot and mildew.
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