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Discussion id : 101-986
most recent 5 JUL 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 5 JUL 17 by Rockhill
Yes, Virginia, Komlosy's 'Americaine' does seem very like 'America', Page/Ward, 1859. The parentage of 'Solfatare' x 'Safrano' also fits. Thank you for the information. I will post the plate on the 'America' site.
Discussion id : 89-359
most recent 19 NOV 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 19 NOV 15 by CybeRose
The Magazine of Horticulture 25: 354-357 (Aug. 1859)
THE ROSE.—No. 8.
The new Noisette America, originated by myself, outgrows even the Dijon and is more profuse of bloom, but being perfectly full and mostly without stamen or pistil, there is no procreating help to be derived from this source. It is remarkable that both the Dijon and America grow with astonishing rapidity when budded upon a Manetti or other good stock, and that their powerful growth entirely suppresses all tendency to sucker in the Manetti stock.
Discussion id : 80-785
most recent 29 SEP 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 29 SEP 14 by CybeRose
California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences, Volume 11, Number 6, page 42. 11 March 1859
We, the undersigned, have seen the new seedling rose, America, and pronounce it the best of Noisettes. It has no rival among light-colored roses, and presents a combination of more of the desirable qualities than any other rose extant. It is a superb and distinct flower, of large size, perfectly full, of delicious fragrance, and borne in clusters, each flower being upon a very long and stout stem. Its predominating color is a creamy white or yellow, with flesh tints upon the outer surface of the petals. It is a free and continuous bloomer, has a very vigorous climbing habit of growth, a shining, heavy and beautiful foliage, is very hardy, and its rare combination of many excellent qualities commend it to universal favor. The fine, healthy specimens of its flowers and foliage exhibited here on the 17th of December, and during Christmas holidays, 1858, indicate an extraordinary value as a forcing rose, the time of year being most unpropitious, and the weather for many weeks previous having been of the most unfavorable kind for culture under glass. This magnificent variety originated in the garden of Professor Charles G. Page, of Washington, in the course of his experiments in hybridizing, and we are informed is a cross between Solfaterre and Saffrano, to each of which parent it retains a likeness.

John Saul, Washington, D. C, Nurseryman, Seedsman, and Importer, late of Bristol, England; S. Jerome Diggs, Amateur; John Watt, Superintendent of grounds and plants at the mansion of the President of the United States; Henry Baldwin, Principal Examiner, United States Patent Office (amateur); A. Lyell Mclntire, Chief Draughtsman, United States Patent Office (amateur) ; Win. Cammack, Florist, Washington, D. C.

Mr. Ward has been employed by me as a gardener for several years, and now has charge of my garden, greenhouse, and collection of plants. He is a skilful propagator of the rose, and I commend him to the patronage and confidence of the public. His descriptions and certificates of the new seedlings, America and Cinderella, are faithful and correct.
Chas. G. Page, Washington, D. C.
Discussion id : 78-556
most recent 27 MAY 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 27 MAY 14 by CybeRose
American Gardening 14(9): 519 (1893)
Influence of Different Stocks on Marechal Niel Rose
JOHN DALLAS, Connecticut

America is a buff or apricot-colored rose, and in many respects a good, serviceable running rose. An old Connecticut rose grower made the assertion that this rose stood in the same relation to the family of roses that America does to the family of nations. Although I am unable to endorse his sentiment regarding the rose, I can fully recommend it as an excellent stock for Marechal Niel. The union was so complete that years after it was impossible to tell where it had been budded. The flowers of Marechal Niel were lighter in color on this stock than on Cloth of Gold, which, but for one fault, is much the best stock of those under consideration.
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