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'Abel Carrière' rose References
Book  (1902)  Page(s) 228-9.  
Hybrid Perpetuals.
Abel Carrière (Verdier, 1875). — Of uncertain growth. Often makes strong secondary shoots, yet refuses to grow strongly in the spring. Foliage second-rate, and rather liable to mildew and orange fungus. The blooms often "come" bad: not "divided", but malformed and "anyhow": as a rule a small percentage only arrive at perfection. Not particularly good in petal: but the true shape, partly imbricated, is good when you get it. Beautiful colour, one of the really dark ones: a fair bloom to last, but not of the largest size. Like many of the dark Roses it requires hot, dull, dry weather, and in some seasons the petals will burn, i.e. turn brown, but I am doubtful if this is actually caused by the sun. Rain is more or less hurtful to all Rose-blooms, but the dark H.P.s, and this among them, will stand it as well as any. It cannot be called a free-bloomer, a good autumnal, or an early Rose: in fact it should only be grown by exhibitors.
Book  (1899)  Page(s) 1.  
Abel Carrière, HR, E. Verdier, 1875, cramoisi
Book  (1895)  Page(s) 108.  
R. gallica damascena Mill. (R. hybride bifera hort.)...Abel Carrière, blackish crimson
Book  (1892)  Page(s) 82.  
Rosiers Hybrides Remontants.
Abel Carrière. — Fleur grande, pleine, d'un coloris cramoisi pourpre noirâtre.
Book  (1882)  Page(s) 1.  
Abel Carrière... Hybride Perpétuel. E. Verdier. 1875 Cramoisi marron. Fleur grande. Plante vigoureuse.
Book  (1881)  Page(s) 314.  
New Roses.
Again, in the autumn of 1875 and spring of 1876, we were met by a formidable array of novelties, and in giving the following list of the best, I am conscious of having dealt leniently with the merits, or rather demerits, of several.
Hybrid Perpetuals:
Abel Carrière, maroon...
Article (magazine)  (1879)  Page(s) 297, vol 13.  
Transactions Iowa State Horticultural Society, Volume 13 page 297 (1879)

Abel Carriere—This is a new rose; brilliant purplish red, with fiery red center; a very fine bold flower; fragrant.
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