'Графиня Воронцова' rose References
Article (website) (2011) Includes photo(s).
probably the most valuable Thing in Alupka are two roses breed by Nicholas von Gartvis, director of the Nikita Garden....Another rose is on the porch of the Shuvalov building and bears the Name of Countess Elizabeth Ksaverevny Vorontsov - 'Comtesse Elisabeth Woronzow'. Alupka - the only place in the entire globe where they survived!
Article (magazine) (2011) Page(s) 50.
Two roses of his selection, created in 1829, Gartvis presented in 1833 to the Vorontsov pair. The rose named in honour of Count Vorontsov has not been especially distributed, but the variety Elizabeth Ksaveryevna Vorontsova - Countess Vorontsov (Comtesse de Woronzoff) was a masterpiece of Gartvis' breeding activities. It was widely known and adorned not only the family's summer palace in Alupka, parks and gardens on the south coast, but also entered the assortment of the best rose gardens in France, Germany, England. This variety belongs to the large-flowered climbing tea roses. The blooms are very full (72 petals), large (up to 9 cm in diameter), have the wide bowl form of old roses, quartered. The colours of the bloom are magically beautiful: the base of the petals are creamy yellow with pink brush trokes, and the center rose-red. This variety has the wonderful fragrance of tea roses. Foliage is large, dark green, elongated. The canes are strong and solid, rising to a height of more than 3 meters, flowering abundantly.
Article (website) (2001)
...in a letter of Gartvis sent from Nikita to M. Vorontsov on 17 June 1833...."I venture to ask Monsieur Count and Madame the Countess to graciously accept the honour of two of the most beautiful roses of those that we derived, and decorate them with your name. The same name as Madame the Countess is from the seeds of the old roses Thea (Rose odoratissima), but the flower of the rose a richer, more perfect in form and foliage of a lush and elegant...."
Book (1936) Page(s) 762.
de Woronzoff, Comtesse (tea) ? ? ; crimson with chamois, very large, double, growth 7/10
Book (1902) Page(s) 70.
Thé. 1386. Comtesse de Waranzoff, rose cramoisi
Book (1899) Page(s) 42.
Comtesse Woronzoff, thé, chamois rosé
Book (1884) Page(s) 10.
Comtesse Woronzow. Chamois with pink, very large, double.
Book (1880) Page(s) Annex, p. 33.
tea, Comtesse Woronzow, chamois with pink, very large, double
Book (1873) Page(s) 220.
Comtesse de Woronzow, Very large, full, chamois with pink; vigorous.
Book (1863) Page(s) 268.
The Tea-Scented Rose.
22. Comtesse de Woronzow; flowers rose and crimson, large and full. Growth, vigorous.