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Discussion id : 94-229
most recent 3 AUG 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 2 AUG 16 by CybeRose
The Garden Magazine p. 254 (June 1915)
Ernest H. Wilson, Arnold Arboretum

This Rose Edward is of much interest; long ago it was cultivated in Calcutta and it is obviously a Hybrid Chinese. The specimen I have seen strongly suggests R. chinensis x R. centifolia as its parentage.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 3 AUG 16 by jedmar
We have these 2 references under 'Rose Edward'. I also believe that its origin is India, but have not yet found a mention of the Madras Rose prior to the 1820s. Madras (or today: Chennai) is only 155km from Pondicherry, where the Perichon family of Ile Bourbon had members living.
Discussion id : 94-228
most recent 2 AUG 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 2 AUG 16 by CybeRose
Flowers and Flower-gardens (1855) Appendix p. xxii
David Lester Richardson
Principal of the Hindu Metropolitan College

The Madras rose, or Rose Edward, a variety of R. centifolia, Gul ssudburuk, is the most common, and has multiplied so fast within a few years, that no garden is without it; it blossoms all the year round, producing large bunches of buds at the extremities of its shoots of the year; but, if handsome, well-shaped flowers are desired, these must be thinned out on their first appearance, to one or two, or at the most three on each stalk. It is a pretty flower, but has little fragrance. This and the other double sorts require a rich loam rather inclining to clay, and they must be kept moist.
Discussion id : 12-197
most recent 16 MAY 06 SHOW ALL
Initial post 12 MAY 06 by Unregistered Guest
Dear Sirs,
I followed up your istructions for using the web site but no information relevants to the ''boroboniana'' rose I ams looking for. Please could you suggest me where I can buy it and at whichc price?


Reply #1 of 2 posted 15 MAY 06 by Rupert, Kim L.

Pat, are you looking for Bourbon roses? This is the link to that class here on Help Me Find. Browsing the listed roses on this link will show you all of the Bourbons information has been found or provided and listed for. Pretty much, if what you seek isn't listed here, it's not generally available from commercial sources here in the United States.

Reply #2 of 2 posted 16 MAY 06 by
Pat, Are you looking for the rose Borboniana maybe ?
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