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'Perpetual Brennus' rose References
Website/Catalog  (27 Jul 2011)  
Rosa Jules Margottin’
Thomas Rivers considered that it ought to have been named ‘Brennus Perpetual’ because of its similarity to this old Hybrid China rose.  Hybrid Perpetual.  A ‘La Reine’ seedling, it has a vigorous habit, thick, dark green foliage and shapely, pointed buds which open to large, flattish, finely shaped, strongly scented, light vivid crimson flowers.  To 1.2m.  [Paul (1863, 1888, 1903), Rivers (1854, 1857, 1863), Gard. Chron. 1856, Amat].
Horticultural & Botanical History
Introduced by Margottin père of Paris in 1853.  Rivers wrote in The Gardeners’ Chronicle of 1854 that ‘for growing on its own roots, and pegging down, for a pillar rose, and as a standard, it is equally well adapted, and will soon be in every rose garden’.  It was recommended as a free-flowering and late-flowering rose and was considered a good bedder.  In the first great National Rose show held in July 1858, ‘Jules Margottin’ was listed amongst the roses appearing in multiple (15) winning collections.  [Gad. Chron 1858].  Louis van Houtte included ‘Jules Margottin’ in an Énumération des plus belles variétiés et….des autres!, all Hybrid Perpetuals, in the Flore des Serres.  [FS pgs.91-102 vol.15/1864].
 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].
Book  (Aug 2002)  Page(s) 51.  
Jules Margottin
Rated 6.6
Book  (Dec 2000)  Page(s) 330.  
Jules Margottin
Hybrid Perpetual
[Jacques-Julien] Margottin père 1853
Book  (Nov 1994)  Page(s) 145, 316.  
Page 145: Jules Margottin Hybrid Perpetual. Margottin (France) 1853. Description... a great parent in the past... carmine rose...
Page 316: [From The Work of Dr. C.C. Hurst] In 1852 'Jules Margottin... arrived... a Brennus perpetual (Hybrid China selfed)...
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 279.  
Hybrid Perpetual (OGR), medium pink, 1853, Probably 'La Reine' seedling; Margottin. Flowers carmine-rose, double (90 petals), rather flat, large; slightly fragrant; vigorous; recurrent.
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 93.  Includes photo(s).
Hybrid Perpetual. Margottin (France) 1853. A 'La Reine' seedling.
Book  (Jun 1992)  Page(s) 137.  
Jules Margottin Hybrid Perpetual. Margottin, 1853. Seedling of 'La Reine'. [The author cites information from different sources. Choix des Plus Belles Roses says this is perhaps Mons Margottin's most notable introduction... It is a hybrid Bourbon... The Journal des Roses says it was named for the raiser's eldest son]... Bright carmine... Bright cherry-colour... very bright cerise pink... of beautiful centifolia form... one of the most widely cultivated roses [written in the 1880s]... the color of 'Brennus'... Quite worthy of its descriptive english name, 'Perpetual Brennus'...
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 74.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (1986)  Page(s) 108.  Includes photo(s).
Jules Margottin
Hybrid Perpetual (1853)
... used extensively as a parent... deep cerise-pink... Fragrant.
Website/Catalog  (1986)  Page(s) 23.  
Jules Margottin (Temporarily out of stock)....
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