'Anaïs Ségalas' rose References
Magazine (2020) Page(s) 35. Vol 42, No. 4. Includes photo(s).
Jacqui Davies. Discovering Gallicas at Araluen.
Photo George Davies Anais Segalas 1837. (May have centifolia breeding)
Magazine (2012) Page(s) 18. Vol 34, No. 4.
Fiona Hyland. Surviving Dunedin
....But the Victorians, led by the great novelist Ruskin, were aware that the colours used in heraldry had symbolic meanings. Purple, the colour of secondary mourning, is rose colour saddened with blue, the colour of love in noble or divine sorrow. This symbolism may explain the popularity of the Gallica Anaïs Ségalas as a memorial rose throughout NZ.
Book (2000) Page(s) 80. Includes photo(s).
‘Anaïs Segalas’ = Gallique – tons roses. Les tiges gris-vert et très épineuses de ce rosier gallique trahissent des gènes de Centfeuilles… fleurs très doubles, rose-mauve intense, pâlissant sur le pourtour des pétales, superbement formées, chaque pétale bien en place, avec un petit cœur souvent vert au centre… santé de fer, tolère les sols pauvres et la culture en pot. Vibert France ou Parmentier Belgique, 1837.
Book (Apr 1999) Page(s) 97.
Anaïs Ségalas Centifolia. Vibert 1837. The author cites information from different sources... crimson pink... A Centifolia x Gallica hybrid...
Book (Mar 1999) Page(s) 31.
Vibert (France) 1837. In the past... listed as a Centifolia hybrid; indeed, its beautiful blossoms are somewhat Centifolia in form and larger than those of most Gallicas. Description.
Book (Nov 1998) Page(s) 19.
Anaïs Ségales Gallica. Description.
Book (Nov 1998) Page(s) 21. Includes photo(s).
Book (Jul 1998) Page(s) 193-194. Includes photo(s).
Anaïs Ségalas Gallica. Vibert 1837... Probably a gallica/centifolia hybrid... Obtained by Vibert in 1837 and described in his catalog of 1841 as "medium, full, crimson-pink"... Named for Anaïs Ségalas (1814-1895), a wellknown poet, who, by the time she was 23 years old, had already published two collections of poetry: Les Algériennes in 1837 and Les Oiseaux de passage in 1836... Parmentier listed a Centifolia by this name in his catalog and claimed it as one from his own breeding program... blooms singly or in clusters of 2 to 5 flowers...
Book (1997) Page(s) 138-139. Includes photo(s).
Vibert (France) 1837. Description and vital statistics... rather more Centifolia-like than Gallica. Perhaps the main feature is the superb form of the flowers, each one seemingly carefully groomed.
Book (Nov 1994) Page(s) 29.
Anaïs Ségalas. Vibert (France) 1837. In the old French books this rose is generally described as a crimson variety of Rosa centifolia. The colour we need not take too seriously, as true crimson was non-existent among roses of this type.The prickly stems do denote a parentage other than true R. gallica, but otherwise I think it fits best here. It forms a pleasingly branched small bush up to 3 feet or so, and the leaves are to scale, neat and light green. It may well be described as one of the most beautifully shaped among the Gallicas; every petal is held in place, and neatly rolled back, displaying a flat, well-filled blooms with a green eye. The colour at first is a rich mauve crimson, fading to pale lilac-pink at the edges in maturity. Very free-flowering.