"Secret Garden Musk Climber" rose References
Book (2011) Page(s) 108. Includes photo(s).
Secret Garden Musk Climber". (photo by Jeri Jennings.
Website/Catalog (2005) Page(s) 4.
“Secret Garden Musk Climber” (Presumed R. moschata Hybrid; Found, Joyce Demits; Parentage, Introducer, & Date Unknown) A probable R. moschata hybrid, of unknown origin, the very existence of “Secret Garden Musk Climber” illustrates the importance of rose discovery and preservation. Joyce Demits found this rose at an old homestead, near the Gold Rush towns of Jamestown and Sonora. The elderly rancher passed away a short time later. His homestead and its roses are gone now – bulldozed in the interests of modern development. This rose might well have been lost forever. A big, graceful, continuously-blooming climber , “SGMC” fills the air around it with spicy, moschata fragrance. Mature plants grow in the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden, and the Descanso Gardens, La Canada, California.
December, 2008: There is now very good evidence that the circumstances and location of the discovery site are apocryphal. (But it IS a great story!) J.Jennings