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most recent 9 JUN HIDE POSTS
Initial post 9 JUN by Singularly Beautiful Roses
A new source - "New Australian Roses," by Alister Clark; from 1930 American Rose Annual, p. 147. "In 1929, the season just closing, I sent out eight new roses, two being extra-vigorous climbing varieties that in spring are a mass of flowers and possess splendid foliage. These are Traverser, a pal yellow Gigantea cross, and Refresher, a single white companion to American Pillar, and very distinct.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 9 JUN by Patricia Routley
Thank you Stephen.
most recent 28 MAR HIDE POSTS
Initial post 28 MAR by Singularly Beautiful Roses
Way above average resistance to black spot here in humid GA.
most recent 7 MAR HIDE POSTS
Initial post 7 MAR by Singularly Beautiful Roses
I'm writing an article about R. rubrifolia. I have discovered an early source by Johann Scheuchzer describing travels in Switzerland, specifically in the Grinewald Valley, in which he "discovered" a rose in 1709 he names Rosa foliis glaucis rubedine tinctis flore rubro. With the help of the internet I translate this roughly as "Gray-leafed rose with red tinted flowers." Source is Itinera per Helvetiae Alpinas Regiones, Vol. 3, 1706-1709, p. 518 (published in 1723).

Is this a possible first written description of R. rubrifolia?

I am attempting to recreate a timeline of references. This seems to predate others in the literature. My biblio will accompany the article.
most recent 24 FEB HIDE POSTS
Initial post 24 FEB by Singularly Beautiful Roses
'Tom Mayhew' is growing well here in central GA without any fungicide intervention. Nicely fragrant too.
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