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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.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 9 JUN by Patricia Routley
Thank you Stephen.
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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.
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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.
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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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