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'Rosa alba var. regia carnea' rose References
Book  (Nov 1994)  Page(s) 50.  
 
Great Maiden's Blush Kew Gardens (UK) 1791. One of the oldest favourites. Good, greyish foliage... Redouté called it R. alba regalis, 'Le Rosier Blanc Royale'...
Book  (Mar 1994)  Page(s) 85.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (1994)  Page(s) 16.  
 
Mr. Alexander Macleay's garden notes for Elizabeth Bay House, Sydney in the 1840s... listed Rosa alba celestia ('Celeste' or 'Celestial' ?), Rosa alba 'Dr Beligina', Rosa alba 'Maiden's Blush', Rosa alba 'Double White' (alba maxima ?) and Rosa alba 'Spineless Virgin'.
Book  (1994)  Page(s) 169.  
 
Gertrude Jekyll's donkey, Jack, once ate the side off a large plant of Gertrude Jekyll's donkey, Jack, once at the side off a large plant of [Celestial], and Vita Sackville-West once observed that if she had to settle for just one alba it would be 'Celestial.' These were both great authorities on roses. Others prefer 'Maiden's Blush' or (as the French call it) 'Cuisse de Nymphe Emue,' which is to say the thigh of a passionate nymph. It is quite similar to 'Celestial,' perhaps more a bluish color....
Book  (Sep 1993)  Page(s) 270.  Includes photo(s).
 
Alba... where thrips are not a worry, it is an exquisite rose...
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 327.  
 
Loyalist Shrub, pale rose fading almost white, very double and cupped, 1773, Possibly R. damascena x R. virginiana; Originator unknown; Brought to America in 1773 by John Cameron of Scotland and to Canada in 1776...
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 349.  
 
Hybrid Alba (OGR), white, 1797, ('Small Maiden's Blush'); Presumed to be a natural hybrid of R. alba x R. centifolia; Kew. Flowers soft blush, double, globular, medium; fragrant; vigorous (to 8 ft.) growth; non-recurrent bloom. Often rederred to as 'Small Maiden's Blush' to distinguish it from 'Great Maiden's Blush'.
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 226.  
 
Great Maiden's Blush Alba, white, tinged pink, ( R. alba incarnata, R. incarnata; R. carnea; R. rubicans; R. alba rubicunda; R. alba rubicunda plena; 'Cuisse de Nymphe'; 'Cuisse de Nymphe Emue'; 'La Royale'; 'La Seduisante'; 'La Virginale'; 'Maiden's Blush'); Cultivated prior to 1738.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 59.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 50.  Includes photo(s).
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