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'American Belle' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 88-450
most recent 3 OCT 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 3 OCT 15 by Nastarana
The rose 'American Belle' received a note in the magazine American Gardening, June, 1983.' entitled "A new and promising rose--the American Belle.

The American Belle is a sport from American Beauty and originated with John Burton, a florist of Philadelphia, PA, in 1888. The American Belle is not as strong a grower as the Beauty., but has plenty of vigor to make good, long flower-stems. It is a very free bloomer for so large a rose, producing more good flowers than its parent. The color is a rich, deep pink, fading with age to a beautiful light silvery pink. One of its strong points is that the color is good when the flower is old, and it does not turn purple, as does the Beauty. In form it greatly resembles its parent, although it is not quite so full in the center. ...
Reply #1 of 2 posted 3 OCT 15 by Patricia Routley
Thanks Nastarana. I have presumed the date of that reference was June 1893 and have changed the bred date from 1893 to 1888.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 3 OCT 15 by Nastarana
Oops. 1893 is correct. I am guessing that the sport may have been discovered in 1888, or possibly before, and maybe introduced gradually in the years thereafter.
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