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'Princess of Nassau' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 112-626
most recent 14 AUG 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 14 AUG 18 by Andrew from Dolton
I planted this rose last year and it did nothing but produce a few very weak shoots. I thought well, that's it, it does not like my growing conditions and needs a drier and warmer climate. I planted it against a corrugated iron shed that faces south and gets roasting hot when the sun shines. This year was much warmer with less rain than usual and to my delight it threw up a couple of shoots 2M high. It is now just starting to flower and looking very healthy. I am very fond of anything that flowers late, it shares a bed with 'Reine des Violettes', 'Duchess of Portland' and 'Tuscany'.
Discussion id : 107-661
most recent 12 APR 18 SHOW ALL
Initial post 29 JAN 18 by Darrell
According to Simon & Cochet (1906) there are or were TWO different 'Princesse de Nassau' roses, the one a moschata bred by Laffay (pale yellow) and one a gallica or alba bred by Miellez (deep pink). If that is so, then you need to include a second listing for the latter. The reference you have from Les Roses Cultivee a L'Hay en 1902 substantiates that. (However, Simon & Cochet clearly got the date wrong for Laffay's rose.)
Reply #1 of 4 posted 29 JAN 18 by Patricia Routley
We might already have the gallica one listed - as Prince de Nassau

I am afraid I just cannot see the listing for 'Princesse de Nassau' from Les Roses Cultivee a L'Hay en 1902 in my paper copy. I have had a good peer with the magnifying glass and it is certainly not on p103 (which are moss roses anyway) Theoretically it should be on p97 under Noisettes.
Reply #3 of 4 posted 11 APR 18 by Darrell
A belated reply:
in I quote from Gravereaux's Les roses cultivees a l'Hay en 1902:

Page 103, Section V--Provins: Princesse de Naussau (Miellez) rose fonce.

Page 159 Section I--Moschata: Princesse de Nassau (Laffay) jaune paille
Reply #4 of 4 posted 12 APR 18 by Patricia Routley
Because of the 1936 reference in the 'Prince de Nassau' file, I have added the synonym of 'Princesse de Nassau' to that file. (Now I know why I couldn't find it. My Roseraie de l' Hay catalogue is 1900. Yours is 1902.)
Thanks Darrell.
Reply #2 of 4 posted 30 JAN 18 by Nastarana
I grew a moschata hybrid rose named 'Princesse de Nassau'. It was one of the most satisfactory garden plants I have ever grown. The flowers, foliage and bush were all exceptionally attractive, repeat bloom was rapid throughout the growing season and there was a moderate fragrance. Alas, not hardy colder than about USDA zone 7 I would think. It is about the size and shape of a typical white floribunda and, for me, was a much better plant than most of the later florries.
Discussion id : 88-551
most recent 6 OCT 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 6 OCT 15 by CybeRose
Rosetum Gallicum (1828) p. 112
Narcisse-Henri-Fran├žois Desportes
2486 - jaune. - Princesse de Nassau. - flavescens. N. - Fl. jaune-nankin passant au blanc.
Discussion id : 32-754
most recent 1 JAN 09 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 1 JAN 09 by Nastarana
In my garden, this rose does repeat bloom throughout the year. The foliage is as beautiful as the flowers, which are white tinged with pink sometimes. I see no yellow color at all. It makes a lovely small shrub, and might even appeal to gardeners who don't normally grow roses.
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