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Gardening with Old Roses
(Nov 1993)  Page(s) 38.  Includes photo(s).
(Nov 1993)  Page(s) 13.  
 
The poet Martial (ca. AD 40-102) refers to the fact that "roses in winter bear the highest price", and it seems that the 'Autumn Damask Rose' was grown in Egypt and transported to Rome to maintain the supply during winter. This same rose, a cross between R. gallica and R. moschata, was mentioned by Virgil (ca. 70-19 BC) as the twice-flowering rose of Paestum. It was also found in frescoes at Pompeii.
(Nov 1993)  Page(s) 23.  
 
(R. x damascena semperflorens, R. x bifera) repeats in autumn and is known in France as the 'Quatre Saisons' Rose and in Spain as the 'Alexandria Rose', indicating that it probably arrived there from Egypt ... descended from R. gallica ... its othe rparent [is] R. moschata.
(Nov 1993)  Page(s) 143.  
 
Belle Amour has alluring rounded blooms in a perfect shade of salmon-pink.
(Nov 1993)  Page(s) 32, 33.  Includes photo(s).
 
Blanc Double de Coubert Rugosa... fresh snow-white with a fragile texture and generous fragrance... the offspring of R. rugosa and 'Sombreuil', it was bred in France in a village called Coubert in 1892...
(Nov 1993)  Page(s) 49.  Includes photo(s).
(Nov 1993)  Page(s) 61.  
 
warm red flowers
(Nov 1993)  Page(s) 55.  Includes photo(s).
(Nov 1993)  Page(s) 33.  
 
Calocarpa Rugosa. 1891... distinctive violet-crimson single flowers...
(Nov 1993)  Page(s) 61.  
 
semi-double flowers of warm lavender-pink
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