'Narrow Water' rose References
Book (2007) Page(s) 353.
Narrow Water, N, lp, 1883, flowers very pale pink, almost white, 1.5 -2 in., single to semi-double, borned in cluster of 6-12, slight fragrance, repeats reliably, Daisy Hill Nursery
Book (2003) Page(s) 69.
'Narrow Water' (Daisy Hill Nurseries, 1883). Description
Book (Dec 2000) Page(s) 481.
Narrow Water Musk. T. Smith (Daisy Hill Nursery) c. 1883
Book (1998) Page(s) 142-143.
'Narrow Water' before 1900
syn: Rosa moschata 'Narrow Water', R. pissardi 'Narrow Water'
'A pink counterpart of (Pissardii), which is almost extinct. This has large upstanding trusses of sweet scented pink flowers. Very good as an autumnal.'
Presumed to have arisen at Narrow Water castle. The name originally published was Rosa pissardii 'Narrowwater'.
In Gardening Illustrated (2 September 1939), 'C.' wrote that 'Narrow Water' is 'one of the most charming members of the Musk Rose family. It is really R. moschata var. nasturana 'Narrow Water'. The Nasturana rose is a native of Persia and usually called R. pissartii, from the name of the former gardener to the Shah ... In this country the form 'Narrow Water', so called from the Ulster river castle of that name - makes a bush about six feet high.'
Beales (1985) wrote, 'I grow more fond of it each season.'
refs: Newry roses no. 51: 19 (1901-1902); - no. 59: 23 (1903-1904); - no. 108: 14 (1925); - no. 121: 18 (1929-30); Gard. Illust. 61: 564-565 (2 September 1939); Beales, Classic Roses, 260 (1985).
illusts: Beales, Classic Roses, 13 (watercolour), 260 (photograph) (1985); The New Plantsman 4: 113 (1997).
PF [RHS Plant Finder] 1997: propagaton vegetative only, by cuttings or grafting.
Book (1997) Page(s) 250. Includes photo(s).
Narrow Water [Beales classes it under "Musks"] Daisy Hill Nurseries (Ireland) c. 1883. Description and cultivation... flowers: semi-double, lilac-pink...
Magazine (1996) Page(s) 113. Includes photo(s).
Rosa 'Narrow Water' in the author's garden, Celbridge, County Kildare Development of inflorescence: a-b day before opening, c-e day of. 'Narrow Water'; before 1900 Presumed to have arisen at Narrow Water Castle. The name originally published as R. pissardii 'Narrowater'
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 406.
Narrow Water Noisette, darker pink, Said to be a Nastarana sport; Daisy Hill Nursery, ca. 1883...
Website/Catalog (1986) Page(s) 29.
Website/Catalog (1982) Page(s) 27.
Narrow Water (probably Rosa Moschata) Large trusses of fleshy-lilac semi-double flowers on a vigorous upright plant. Light green leaves. Date unknown. N. Shade tolerant.(R) 8 x 6’.
Book (1954) Page(s) 31.
R. MOSCHATA NASTARANA Christ.....There is a form bearing pink flowers that is known as NARROW WATER.