"Belle Amour" rose References
Book (Nov 1998) Page(s) 26.
Bella Amour Alba. Description. A chance seedling growing on the wall of a convent in Normandy... flowers: salmon-pink, myrrh-scented...
Newsletter (1998) Page(s) 25. Vol 19, No. 4.
Jessie Mould. The Lure of Fragrance.
....myrrh 'Constance Spry', Belle Amour....
Magazine (1998) Page(s) 113. Vol 92, part 4.
Richard Rix. Alba Roses. Belle Amour 1950. Vigorous to 2m, Belle Amour bears clusters of semi-double rich salmon pink flowers with yellow stamens. This rose has uncharacteristic leaves for an Alba and has damask affinities. In my garden it grows vigorously, although shaded by a large lime tree, and appears disease-free. It was found growing on the wall of an old convent at Elboeuf in Normandy.
Book (1997) Page(s) 169-170. Includes photo(s).
Belle Amour Beales puts this with the Damasks. Discovered by Nancy Lindsay 1950. Description and cultivation... flowers: salmony-pink... possibly related to the Albas...
Book (Sep 1996) Page(s) 136.
....These include that most agreeable, highly scented,rich pink Damask rose of unknown provenance, Belle Amour...
Book (1995) Page(s) 17, 45. Includes photo(s).
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Book (Nov 1993) Page(s) 143.
Belle Amour has alluring rounded blooms in a perfect shade of salmon-pink.
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 44.
Belle Amour Alba, (OGR) Light pink. Original name and date unknown; Found at a convent at Elboeuf in the 1940's. May have some relationship to 'Splendens' (Ayr); Flowers soft pink with salmon tones, prominent yellow stamens, semi-dbl.; fragrant (myrrh); height 5-6 ft.
Book (Feb 1993) Page(s) 57. Includes photo(s).
2 photos: bloom and bush
Book (1991) Page(s) 83. Includes photo(s).
....At the back is the unique Belle Amour whose colour contains a hint of salmon and whose scent foreshadows the hint of myrrh in 'Constance Spry'.