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'Rosa alba "Double White"' rose References
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 59.  Includes photo(s).
 
Maxima Alba. Parentage: Possibly R. canina x R. gallica, or R. alba semiplena sport. (aka 'Jacobite Rose', 'Great White Rose'. 'Great Double White', 'White Rose of York', 'Cheshire Rose'). Origin unknown, but 15th century or earlier. Description and cultivation... flower are creamy white and fragrant doubles with muddled centres...
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 46.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (1992)  Page(s) 11.  
 
Alba shrub; white; blooms of medium size, double; not remontant; growth bushy, wide, tall, 7 x 5 ft. (2.2 x 1.5 m.); leaf greyish green, plentiful; good scent. 15th century or earlier.
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 10.  
 
R. x alba 'Maxima' gained the name 'The Jacobite Rose' from the legend that it had been placed in the bonnet of Bonnie Prince Charlie by Flora Macdonald and was thus cherished by his followers.
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 40, 41, 53.  Includes photo(s).
 
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Page 41: ('Alba Maxima', 'Great Double White', 'Jacobite Rose') A large shrub up to 2 m, often found in old gardens. It has been known to revert to 'Alba Semiplena' which indicates that it was originally a sport of that variety. Description.
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Website/Catalog  (1986)  Page(s) 9.  
 
Alba Maxima....white with creamy tinted centre.
Website/Catalog  (1986)  Page(s) 9.  
 
Alba Maxima....white with creamy tinted centre.
Book  (1984)  Page(s) 71.  
 
Rosa x alba ‘Maxima’ /’Great Double White’ (UK) / ‘Rose des Jacobites’/ ’Jacobite Rose’ (UK) = Les rosiers blancs. Un sport de Rosa x alba ‘Semiplena’. Existait déjà au XVIIè siècle. Les fleurs, grandes, doubles … perdent vite le reflet chamois … pour devenir entièrement blanc crème… feuillage vert-gris… Cette rose a été appelée la rose des jacobites, en souvenir de l’insigne, représentant une rose à deux rangs de 5 pétales, que portaient les partisans de la famille des Stuart opposés à la famille régnante de Hanovre, après la malheureuse fin de leur lutte qui avait duré de 1688 à 1746.
Website/Catalog  (1983)  Page(s) 10.  
 

Alba Maxima...... 5 x 5’.

Article (website)  (1982)  Page(s) 8.  
 
Alba Maxima (alba) ‘Jacobite Rose’.  Similar to Great Maiden's Blush, but creamy white with pink tints at centre.​  Lead-green leaves. Good Autumn fruit. 16th Century.​F. H. (S) 
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