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'Ghislaine de Féligonde' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 116-743
most recent 15 MAY HIDE POSTS
Initial post 15 MAY by johnm99
Available at Palatine Nursery, Ontario Canada - ships to USA and Canada
Discussion id : 84-870
most recent 7 JUN 17 SHOW ALL
Initial post 12 MAY 15 by Jay-Jay
Never knew or seen, that the flower-buds and flower-stems were so glandular.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 7 JUN 17 by Andrew from Dolton
If you gently rub the flower stalks they have an agreeable resinous apple scent.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 7 JUN 17 by Jay-Jay
I'll try that.
Discussion id : 90-320
most recent 15 JAN 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 13 JAN 16 by Usami
Being a Hybrid Multiflora, how well does this rose tolerate alkaline soil?
Reply #1 of 3 posted 13 JAN 16 by Jay-Jay
At my place it does well at PH 7-8.
I must admit, that I use peat and compost in its surroundings, but also gets ground limestone/calcium once in a while.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 15 JAN 16 by Usami
Thank you!
Reply #3 of 3 posted 15 JAN 16 by Jay-Jay
You're welcome!
Discussion id : 80-518
most recent 18 JUL 15 SHOW ALL
Initial post 14 SEP 14 by CybeRose
House & Garden (1929) 55: 140
How Roses Come By Their Names

The naming of a Rose is not always a mercenary transaction and the human side of life sometimes attaches a beautiful meaning to it. The French hybridizer Turbat had been awarded a certificate of merit at the Contest of Bagatelle during the war in 1916 for a hardy climber. According to the rules the award could not be final until the variety was named. While Monsieur Turbat was looking up the requests he had for a new Rose, the story was related of a young officer, the Comte de Feligonde, who had been seriously wounded in battle and left between the lines in No Man’s Land where none would venture to fetch him. His wife, Ghislaine, a Red Cross nurse, hearing the plight of her husband, started at night, found him, dragged him to safety and nursed him back to health. Monsieur Turbat, moved by the story of the heroic woman, decided right then to name his new Rose Ghislaine de Feligonde.
Reply #1 of 4 posted 26 SEP 14 by Playing in the garden
What a moving name origin, this year of the centenary of the breakout of WWI.
Reply #2 of 4 posted 18 JUL 15 by Jocelen
A 2002 study conducted with the Pelissier de Feligonde family shows that Ghislaine was 4 y/o when the rose was named after her.

See Journal, Roses Anciennes en France.
Magazine (2002)
Reply #3 of 4 posted 18 JUL 15 by CybeRose
Don't you just hate it when historical facts get in the way of a charming story?
Thanks for the update.
Reply #4 of 4 posted 18 JUL 15 by Playing in the garden
Don't confuse me with the facts! Fact or fiction, I like the story and the rose.
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