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'Louise Odier' rose References
Website/Catalog  (27 Jul 2011)  Includes photo(s).
 
Rosa Louise Odier’
Classified as a Hybrid Bourbon or Bourbon Perpetual by Paul and a Bourbon by Rivers.  ‘Louise Odier’ is a hardy rose with very double, almost camellia-like, bright rosy-peach coloured flowers, borne in clusters.  A good pot rose and recommended as a late-flowering rose.  [Paul (1848, 1863, 1888), Gard. Chron. 1858, Amat].

Horticultural & Botanical History
Introduced by Margottin in 1851. Thomas Rivers wrote of ‘Louise Odier’ that it is ‘almost equal to Coupe d’Hebé in the shape of its bright rose-coloured flowers’, and is one of a few Bourbon Roses, of remarkably vigorous habits, scarcely adapted for planting in beds.  [Rivers (1854, 1857, 1863)].

History at Camden Park
Included in a handwritten list of roses dated 1861, probably intended for a new edition of the catalogue that was never printed.  [MP A2943].
Booklet  (2009)  Page(s) 29.  
 
Tetraploid...Louise Odier [Provenance: Antique Rose Emporium]
Article (misc)  (2005)  Page(s) 111, Table 5-1.  
 
Louise Odier : Pentaploid
Book  (Apr 1999)  Page(s) 499.  
 
[Dickerson speculates] "that this rose was named after the wife or daughter of James Odier, nurseryman of Bellevue, near Paris, who was active at the time 'Louise Odier' [the rose] was introduced. Monsieur Odier was indeed also a rosebreeder, having bred and introduced the early (1849) Hybrid Tea 'Gigantesque'. He may well thus have been the actual breeder of 'Louise Odier', Margottin later purchasing full propagation rights from him."
Website/Catalog  (4 Jan 1999)  Page(s) 14.  Includes photo(s).
Website/Catalog  (31 Dec 1998)  Page(s) 30.  Includes photo(s).
Website/Catalog  (Jun 1998)  Page(s) 35.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (Sep 1996)  Page(s) 47, 146.  Includes photo(s).
 
Page 47: a famous Victorian Bourbon
Page 146: [Photo] At Leeds Castle, 'Louise Odier' is pruned annually as if she was a Floribunda...
Article (newsletter)  (Aug 1996)  Page(s) 3.  
 
Louise Odier is never very strong, but holds in there year after year...
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