'La Reine' rose References
Magazine (Mar 2021) Page(s) 19. Vol 43, No. 1. Includes photo(s).
Margaret Furness: So Many Pink-and-Silvers - a brief overview of found Hybrid Perpetuals at Renmark.
One of the tangents we went along at Ruston’s, in the nominal HRIA Tea-Noisette- China Collection, was to collect found Hybrid Perpetuals. We ran out of time to study them well, but many of them were pink or mauve-pink with a silvery reverse to the petals, sometimes with a button eye. Many of those fell into one of two groups.
The first have globular, initially cupped flowers: at one stage I called them “Anna-La Reine”, since I couldn’t tell the difference between La Reine (1842) and its offspring Anna de Diesbach (1857). Now I just call them La Reine Family. David Ruston OAM said that “Old Anlaby” had the best repeat of that group in the HRIA collection.
Newsletter (Feb 2019) Page(s) 12. Vol 43, No. 1. Includes photo(s).
Elaine Sedlack, A Study of Five Found Roses.
La Reine. This rose is amazing! It consists of.....
Book (2017) Page(s) 106.
La Reine: brilliant glossy rose, globular, very large and full; a most superb old variety, of vigorous habit.
Magazine (2006) Page(s) 58. Vol 28, No. 1.
Patricia Routley: The Phantom Rose "La Reine Victoria".
Despite what many of the books say, the label "La Reine Victoria" belongs to no rose.
Depending on which rose you are referring to, you either have to:
drop the la to come up with the Bourbon 'Reine Victoria', or
drop the 'Victoria' to come up with the Hybrid Perpetual La Reine'.
You may be able to distinguish between the two by these descriptions, from Brent
C. Dickerson's The Old Rose Advisor.
`La Reine' (Hybrid Perpetual) Laffay, 1844.
...This magnificent rose, held on an iron-strong stem, is a whitish-pink on the
exterior and a beautiful light lilac-pink towards the centre, shaded delicately, lightly,
a quality intensified by the satiny nature of the petals.... The branches are upright,
armed with some remote, feeble prickles insecurely held on the cane. The bark
is a glaucous green like the leaves, very smooth, and laden with the same sort of
powdery substance as raisins and plums have.... Martin-Victor Paquet et al, Choix
des Plus Belles Roses, 1845 — 1854.
Book (2006) Page(s) 72.
La Reine HP. Good reliable rebloom. Outstanding fragrance. Habit: [diagram]1. Laffay, 1842 [provenance: Robinson found] Aptly named for the Queen. Not only an important HP parent, but a longtime favourite among gardeners throughout the United States. Flowers of rich, true pink are unrivaled when at the best.
Book (Aug 2002) Page(s) 53.
Hybrid Perpetual 1842
Book (Dec 2000) Page(s) 275.
Jean Laffay 1844
Book (Dec 2000) Page(s) 275.
Reine des Francais
Jean Laffay 1843
Website/Catalog (22 Dec 1998) Page(s) 29. Includes photo(s).
La Reine Antique Hybrid Perpetual. Laffay 1842. Description... fat buds open to deeply cupped blooms of silvery pink with lilac undertones...
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 295.
Hybrid Perpetual (OGR), medium pink, 1842, ('Reine dea Francais'; 'Rose de la Reine'); Laffay. Flowers glossy rose-pink, double (78 petals), cupped, large; fragrant; vigorous growth.