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'Souvenir de Madame de Corval' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 13-434
most recent 5 DEC 06 SHOW ALL
Initial post 24 JUL 06 by Anonymous-104923
The description for this rose is incorrect. It is neither yellow, nor semidouble (and when was there ever a yellow HP?) The lovely photographs contributed by AmiRoses are what this rose looks like -- fully double, and a most interesting, intense shade of pink that is hard to describe. This rose was slow to get started in my Zone 8 garden but is now doing very well.  Blooms in flushes; wants to send out long, arching canes. Fragrance is variable -- sometimes barely perceptible, at other times a very good, "old rose" fragrance.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 5 DEC 06 by jedmar

The reference to the Old Rose Advisor is also incorrect. In Vol I, p. 629 of the 2. edition Dickerson states:

"Flower medium-sized, semi-full, dawn-colour."

Dickerson's quote is from Max Singer's Dictionnaire des Roses, 1885.

The rose is also shortlisted in Simon-Cochet's "Nomenclature de tous les Noms de Roses", 1899 as "aurore", i.e. dawn-coloured. Simon-Cochet have of course also used Singer's work in their compilation.


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