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'Rose Vierge' rose References
Book  (Dec 1998)  Page(s) 69, 70.  Includes photo(s).
Page 69: Alba Semi-Plena (Rosa x alba nivea; R. x alba suaveolens) Alba. Description... the largest of the Albas has a sweet scent and pure white flowers... It was introduced into the UK by invading Roman armies and shares the honor with the simple white Alba as the White Rose of York...
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Book  (Dec 1998)  Page(s) 628.  
White Rose of York ('Bonnie Prince Charlie's Rose', 'Jacobite Rose', 'La Rose de York') Alba pre-1597. Parentage probably Rosa corymbifera x R. gallica... pure white petals surround a prominent boss of brilliant yellow stamens... 'White Rose of York' is one of two roses cultivated at Kazanlik in Bulgaria to make attar of roses... Some consider it to be the same as 'Alba Maxima'...
Book  (Nov 1998)  Page(s) 27.  Includes photo(s).
R. alba semi-plena 'White Rose of York'... fragrant, white...
Book  (May 1998)  Page(s) 96-97.  Includes photo(s).
Rosa alba flore pleno ('Double White Rose') Description... petals white... The Double or Semi-double White Rose flourishes in wild places as in vineyards and garden hedgerows, tolerating shade and demanding little care...
Book  (1997)  Page(s) 185.  
R. alba ('White Rose of York') Alba. Europe, pre-16th century. Description and cultivation... flowers: single, white...
Book  (1997)  Page(s) 188.  
Semi-plena (R. alba suaveolens, R. alba nivea) Alba. Europe 16th century or earlier. Description and cultivation... flowers: white... An underrated form of R. alba...
Book  (1997)  Page(s) 21.  
A particularly good subject for training as a pillar rose or short climber because of its floppy habit.
Book  (1994)  Page(s) 16.  
Mr. Alexander Macleay's garden notes for Elizabeth Bay House, Sydney in the 1840s... listed Rosa alba celestia ('Celeste' or 'Celestial' ?), Rosa alba 'Dr Beligina', Rosa alba 'Maiden's Blush', Rosa alba 'Double White' (alba maxima ?) and Rosa alba 'Spineless Virgin'.
Book  (Nov 1993)  Page(s) 24.  
Thought by some to have been the 'White Rose of York'.
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 6.  
Alba Semi-plena Alba, white, (R. alba semiplena); Prior to 1867; A very old form that has been observed as a sport from Alba Maxima. Description.
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