"La Reine of Meldorf" rose References
Article (website) (2007) Includes photo(s).
Breeder: Laffay, 1843.Class: Hybrid perpetual. Growth: tall, needs support. Foliage: 5-leaflets, large and broad, acuminate, glabrous, slightly glossy, irregularly and roughly serrated. Stipule: long, ears standing out, red middle. Calyx: rounded, top somewhat flattened, glabrous. Sepal: short, not foliaceous. Bud: rounded-pointed, carmine. Bloom: very large, very double and magnificent, carmine to carmine-pink, very regular, high-centered form, petals slightly reflexed. Prickles: broad, pointed, straight. Fragrance: medium-strong. Comment: Repeats. In the descriptions of the 19th century the colour is described as bright carmine-pink with a shaded of lilac. On the other hand, in the rosaries [today] is a rose of the same name in tender pink.
Book (1984) Page(s) 90-91. Includes photo(s).
..."La Reine" wants to grow tall. Two meters is easy. Her wood is fresh green, hardy, her foliage healthy and glabrous, her massive, globular bloom with the neatly reflexed petal edges is carmine-pink and fragrant. ....Northern Germany was faithful to hybrid perpetuals for a long time due to their hardiness. Some direct descendants of "La Reine" are still found today in gardens north and south of the Elbe river.
"La Reine" has also been mixed-up in this century. Although all descriptions of the 19th century are agree on a bright carmine-pink with a shade of lilac, she is in commerce today as a very soft powder pink rose.
Hybrid perpetual "La Reine", bloom 10 cm, 200 cm high, repeat-blooming, breeder Laffay, 1843.