"Mrs. Woods' Lavender-Pink Noisette" rose References
"Chester Cemetery". US Found Rose. Found by Ruth Knopf in South Carolina, this rose will grow to about 4-6ft. (1.2-1.8m) but can grow larger with support. Its canes tend to be long in the habit of Noisettes. New foliage is reddish and mature leaves are medium green. The leaflets have finely serrated edges. Buds are round ending in little points with elongated receptacles and sepals with tiny foliations similar to those of 'Champneys' Pink Cluster', and open to small double, 1 1/2 in. (4cm) clear pink flowers, which grow in clusters or singly at the end of the canes. Slight fragrance. It is important that members of The Bermuda Rose Society are encouraged to propagate this rose as it appears to be lost to cultivation in the USA. "Chester Cemetery" was originally included in the Third DNA Study of roses in the Hampton Park Noisette Study Garden in Charleston, South Carolina, but has since been missing from that Garden."
Book (2009) Page(s) 48.
Malcolm M. Manners. The Hampton Park Noisette Study.
"Mrs. Woods' Lavender-Pink Noisette". Bud deep pink, paling. Petals medium pink fading to pale pink, lavender in tone. 25 petals, plus 7 petaloids. Pedicels few glands. Terminal leaflet equal in size.
Book (2009) Includes photo(s).
p41 Photo "Mrs. Woods' Lavender-Pink Noisette"
p42 Gregg Lowery: "Mrs. Woods' Lavender-Pink Noisette". Found in California, USA, by Doris Woods, circa 1985. An elegant, richly colored Noisette with globular blooms of deep lavender-pink, this rose has flowers that are nearly 2 inches across. The plant grows vigorously up and arching to 8 feet or more. It is quite resistant to mildew, even in shade, as evidenced by the success of the mother plant, which was found in the foggy north coastal town of Fort Bragg, California. It grew in the garden of Doris Woods' mother, who passed it on in the 1980s to nurserywoman Joyce Demits of Heritage Rose Gardens. This rose, which is identical to the foundlings "Mt. Vernon Purple" and "Chester Cemetery", may be the old nineteenth-century French cultivar 'La Marseillaise'.
p43 Note: Four roses that were included in the DNA portion of the Hampton Park Noisette Study are now missing from the Noisette Study Garden: "Chester Cemetery", "Mt. Vernon" and.... "Chester Cemetery" was too small to include in the morphological part of the Hampton Park Noisette Study.
Newsletter (Aug 2001) Page(s) 3. Vol 26, No. 3.
Douglas T. Seidel. Those Fabulous Foundlings: The No-Name Noisettes.
....With so many pale or white Noisettes, pink and rose forms are very desirable. And we are fortunate to have two very good ones. The first ,"Mount Vernon Purple Noisette" (Antique Rose Emporium), is the same as "Mrs. Wood's Lavender Pink" (Vintage Gardens). If "Mount Vernon Purple Noisette" was originally discovered on the Washington estate, no one is saying. It has the pointed leaflets and reddish growth of the China on a bush which easily attains five feet here [Emmaus, Pennsylvannia]. The clusters of cupped blooms are rich pink with a shot of carmine in the center and are almost fully double. In certain seasons the petals fade off to a lavender hue. "Mount Vernon Purple" can be sporadic in its rebloom and sometimes there are no late flowers at all in my garden.