'Red Leaf Rose' References
Book (Feb 2009) Page(s) 244, 245(photo).
Rosa rubrifolia: Rosiers botaniques. En culture depuis 1814… cette belle espèce ne devrait manquer dans aucun jardin suffisamment grand pour l’acceuillir, tant est originale sa frondaison aérienne au ton bleuté ombré de gris et de pourpre... Souvent présentée comme synonyme de Rosa glauca, elle en serait, selon Charlotte Testut, une espèce distingue.
Book (2002) Page(s) 84.
R. glauca Rated 8.8
Article (magazine) (May 1999) Page(s) 36.
Companion plants: In my old garden, a vase-shaped Rosa glauca spread its prickly arms above a mass of rosy Persicaria affinis 'Superba' and sheaves of 'Purple Sensation' alliums. The rose has but a fleeting flower, so its leggy branches were hung with the scrambling Clematis x durandii (USDA Zone 5; to 5 ft.), whose navy-blue flowers were lifted into prominence by the shimmering, pewtery rose foliage...
Book (Feb 1999) Page(s) 14-15. Includes photo(s).
Red-Leaved Rose One of Taylor's 50 Best Roses. Description, vital statistics, and care advice... modest pink flowers... its foliage [is] a magnificent gray-green flushed with mauve and accented with maroon veins and stems... the sunnier the location of your shrub, the more the leaves are suffused with an appealing, rich copper tint... It requires no pruning other than removal of dead or damaged canes...
Website/Catalog (4 Jan 1999) Page(s) 130. Includes photo(s).
Book (Nov 1998) Page(s) 12. Includes photo(s).
R. glauca Often grown for its foliage alone. Flowers: single, pink, stamens...
Book (May 1998) Page(s) 12-13. Includes photo(s).
Rosa Rubrifolia ('Red-Leaved Rose', 'Rosier a feuilles rougeâtres') Description... This shrub grows naturally in the Dauphiné, the Vosges, and particularly in moist places in the mountains of Auvergne, where we have seen bushes 3 m in height. It readily and promptly naturalises from seed.
Book (Mar 1998) Page(s) 8. Includes photo(s).
Rosa rubrifolia purplish leaves, native to the mountains of Europe, very hardy
Book (Mar 1998) Page(s) 16. Includes photo(s).
R. rubrifolia ('Sir Cedric Morris') Description... found by Sir Cedric Morris in 1979 and introduced by Peter Beales... probably a spontaneous hybrid of Rosa rubrifolia and R. mulliganii... It is one of the fastest-growing of all ramblers...
Book (1997) Page(s) 196. Includes photo(s).
R. glauca, R. rubrifolia. Europe 1830. Description... glaucous-purple stems and foliage. Clusters of small, rather inconspicuous, yet quite beautiful flowers of soft mauve-pink. Oval reddish-purple hips in autumn... For many years better known as R. rubrifolia. This is botanically erroneous, R. glauca now accepted as its true name. [NOTE: the photograph shows its hips.]