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Website/Catalog  (2 Feb 2016)  Includes photo(s).
Registered Name: 'Duchesse de Brabant'
Synonyms: 'Comtesse de Labarthe', 'Comtesse Ouwaroff', 'Countess Bertha', 'Mlle de Labarthe'
ARS Approved Exhibition Name: Duchesse de Brabant
Photo: Steve Jones T, lp, 1857, Bernède; flowers soft rosy pink, large, 45 petals, cupped, intense fragrance; vigorous, spreading growth. Roses in Review: Garden Rating: 8.6 Exhibition Rating:
Magazine  (2015)  Page(s) 33. Vol 37, No. 1.  
Judith Oytston. Heather and Roy Rumsey.
....One in particular was 'Countess Bertha', which of course was Comtesse de Labarthe, but was known in Australia for many years by the former name; when 'Duchesse de Brabant' was imported from the US. it was also deemed to be the same rose. It is now commonly known by this name as well.
Magazine  (2014)  Page(s) 32. Vol 36, No. 4.  
Patricia Routley, Book Review.
The name 'Duchesse de Brabant' is still being used. Why do we not listen to Tea Roses: Old Roses for Warm Gardens when they tell us the original and correct name of this rose is Comtesse de Labarthe? ....
Booklet  (2009)  Page(s) 29.  
Diploid....Duchesse de Brabant, heterozygous loci 64% [Provenance: Antique Rose Emporium]
Article (magazine)  (2007)  Page(s) 404.  
Table 1. Comparison of key volatile components in representative cultivated Chinese roses and species. [adsorption volume by Solid Phase Microextraction (peak area, x10')]
DMMB: 1,3-dimethoxy-5-methylbenzene
TMB: 1,3,5-trimehoxybenzene

'Duchesse de Brabant'
Dihydro-beta-ionone 0.52
Dihydro-beta-ionol 2.76
Beta-ionone 9.28
DMMB 14.7
TMB 3.25
Book  (Dec 1998)  Page(s) 210.  Includes photo(s).
Duchesse de Brabant ('Comtesse de Labarthe', 'Comtesse Ouwaroff', 'Countess Bertha', 'The Shell Rose') Tea. Bernède (France) 1857. Description... The large, soft pink, very double, cupped blooms are shaped like tulips... President Theodore Roosevelt helped to widen the fame of this rose by wearing the buds in his coat buttonhole...
Book  (1997)  Page(s) 381.  
Duchesse de Brabant ('Comtesse de Labarthe', 'Comtesse Ouwaroff') Tea. Benéde (France) 1857. Description... Very double flowers, clear pink to rose... This cultivar is known as 'Shell' in Bermuda.
Book  (Nov 1994)  Page(s) 164.  
Duchesse de Brabant Tea. Bernède (France) 1857. ('Comtesse de Labarthe')... clear pink...
Book  (Sep 1993)  Page(s) 153.  Includes photo(s).
Duchesse de Brabant Tea. ('Comtesse de Labarthe', 'Countess Bertha', 'Comtesse Ouwaroff', 'Shell') Description... In Australia this is one of the best-selling roses of any type... Despite its royal name -- the Duke of Brabant was a prince of Belgium -- this was the favorite rose of President Theodore Roosevelt, who often wore it in his buttonhole. Parentage unknown.
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 146.  
Tea (OGR), light pink, 1857, ('Comtesse de Labarathe'; 'Comtesse Ouwaroff'); Bernède. Flowers soft rosy pink, double (45 petals), cupped, large; very fragrant; vigorous, spreading growth.
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