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'Léontine Gervais' rose References
Book  (2003)  Page(s) 171.  
'Léontine Gervais' (Barbier, 1903).
Magazine  (2003)  Page(s) 24.  Includes photo(s).
Photo (by Milton Nurse) ....introduced in commerce in 1903, the year in which the Sangerhausen Rosarium opened and where they can still be found. They are .... and the wichuriana climber 'Leontine Gervaise' (Barbier).
Website/Catalog  (4 Jan 1999)  Page(s) 33.  Includes photo(s).
Website/Catalog  (Jun 1998)  Page(s) 66.  Includes photo(s).
Magazine  (1998)  Page(s) 28. No. 15.  
Article by Odile Masquelier on the roses at (her home) La Bonne Maison
......Leontine Gervais - there she is! Raised by Barbier, and introduced in Orleans in 1903, much less vigorous than ‘Alberic Barbier’ or ‘Albertine’, Léontine Gervais is probably the name of someone who worked in the Barbier nursery. She is ideal for a large arch or a pergola. Flexible, she will weave in and out to join her neighbours, but she is easily controlled. Foliage that is healthy and glossy sets off medium size, semi-double flowers that are quite loose petalled; they drink in the light and allow a glimpse of their stamens. The round, tight buds of bright coral expand into peachy apricot blooms, creating a very luminous effect, but of a surpassing softness. She is called Léontine, but like Colette, I would prefer to call her Abricotine. To my knowledge no other rambler has this delicious nuance of colour, which blends marvellously with the ivory of ‘Gardenia’ or ‘City of York’ and with the soft but pure yellow of ‘Primevère’, another Barbier rose, alas now forgotten. Leontine will easily achieve 5 or 6m (16.5-20ft, and like all the wichurianas, hates to be confined to a wall that is too warm for her. Arch, porch, gazebo, suit her well and in spite of her rather short flowering season, I could never just walk past this veil of salmon pink on the pergola at the very beginning of June. R. wichuriana x ‘Souvenir de Catherine Guillot’- once blooming.
Book  (1995)  Page(s) 217.  
'Léontine Gervais'. Origin: France (Barbier) 1904. Height 12ft / 3.6m. Z: 5.
This vigorous rambler, of R. wichuraiana origins, has splendidly sumptuous flowers. Its buds are very ornamental, showing pink and apricot as the sepals part. The flowers, which open in June, are semi-double, 3in / 8cm across, pink with yellow undertones, fading to creamy white in the sun. The petals are rounded at the tips and slightly notched, giving a decorative character to the flower shape. They have an excellent sweet scent. Flowers are carried in lavish clusters at the tips of long stems. New shoots are a striking plum colour and the foliage is very distinguished, with shapely little toothed leaflets that have a lively shining surface. In small gardens, to keep it within bounds, it may be pruned hard immediately after flowering. This is not a rose for timid effects - its blowsy abundance should be flaunted. It is admirable trained round an arch or gate, or over a pergola where it will make a scented tunnel and where the flowers are seen to particularly good effect with the sun shining through them. It can, with care, be planted with other roses of very pale pink, such as ‘New Dawn’, or white with cream undertones, such as ‘Madame Alfred Carriere’.
Book  (Nov 1994)  Page(s) 240.  
Léontine Gervais Large-flowered Climber. Barbier, France, 1903. Rosa wichuraiana x 'Souvenir de Catherine Guillot'... very similar to 'François Juranville' except the colour, which inclines towards copper and orage... [Thomas prefers] 'Paul Transon' [which] has a much longer flowering season
Book  (Nov 1994)  Page(s) 240.  
'Léontine Gervais'. Barbier, France, 1903. Rosa wichuraiana x ‘Souvenir de Catherine Guillot’. In all respects very similar to ‘Francois Juranville’ except the colour, which inclines towards copper and orange. As ‘Paul Transon’ (q.v.) has a much longer flowering season, I prefer it. 25 feet.
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 311.  
Léontine Gervais Large-flowered Climber, salmon-orange and yellow, 1903, R. wichuraiana x 'Souv. de Catherine Guillot'; Barbier. Description.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 143-144.  Includes photo(s).
Léontine Gervais Wichuraiana rambler. Parentage: R. wichuraiana x 'Souvenir de Catherine Guillot'. France 1903. Description and cultivation... clusters of medium-sized, fully double, flat flowers, deep salmon with yellow, red and orange highlights...
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