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'Erinnerung an Brod' rose References
Article (newsletter)  (Jul 2012)  Page(s) 32-33.  
Erinnerung an Brod has seduced many notable rosarians, including Charles Quest-Ritson. In his book ‘Climbing Roses of the World’ he waxes poetical in his description of the deep maroon-violet flowers. What I find fascinating is that this rose appears under the names of many other roses, such as Souvenir d’Alphonse Lavallée, recently reintroduced from Europe to America. And we have moreover received some distinctive imposters from Europe under the name Erinnering an Brod, including an apricot flowered rose of Setigera appearance.
Book  (2003)  Page(s) 55-56.  
'Erinnerung an Brod' (Geschwind, 1886). Description
Article (magazine)  (2002)  Page(s) 409.  
Sir de Brod  Chromosome number 21  [Provenance: Guillot]
Book  (Dec 1998)  Page(s) 558.  Includes photo(s).
Souvenir de Brod ('Erinnerung an Brod') Hybrid Perpetual. Geschwind (Hungary) 1886. Rosa setigera x seedling of 'Châteaubriand'... named in memory of a town in Bosnia... dark crimson... It is popular in Germany
Book  (1997)  Page(s) XIX.  
3. Erinnerung an Brod: Hybrid between R. rubifolia and the Portland Rose, Genie de Chateaubriand. It already shows as a shrub the tendency to overhang; grafted high and in good moist soil, it makes up to 2 m long annual shoots, which although thick, but covered with flowers, hang down to the ground. In not too dry summer and soil the large, densely filled, flat flower is almost purplish-blue or violet-blue, usually with a dark red heart, and it is the only rose in this color that sometimes approaches a true blue, it surpasses Reine des Violettes, Violacea, Dr. Hogg and others of similar color. Viewed a few meters away, sometimes an especially dark colored flower appears almost black.
Book  (1996)  Page(s) 60.  
'Erinnerung an Brod' (Geschwind 1886) R. setigera x Portland rose. Striking colour variation from cherry to violet-purple-red, medium size, double, flat. With long, arching branches.
Book  (Nov 1994)  Page(s) 142.  
Erinnerung an Brod Hybrid Perpetual. Geschwind (Hungary) 1886. ('Souvenir de Brod'). Description. Brod is a town in Bosnia. Supposed to be a hybrid between Rosa setigera (R. rubifolia) and 'Génie de Châteaubriand'. [Thomas thinks] it doubtful whether there is really any R. setigera in its parentage; it is a fairly typical Hybrid Perpetual... any shade from cerise-pink to dark crimson-purple is found in each flower...
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 564.  
Souv. de Brod Hybrid Setigera, cerise through crimson to purple, 1886, ('Erinnerung an Brod'); Geschwind. Description.
Book  (Jun 1992)  Page(s) 130.  
Erinnerung an Brod (Translation, 'In Remembrance of Brod') Hybrid Perpetual. Geschwindt, 1886. Parentage: R. rubifolia x 'Génie de Châteaubriand'. [Author cites information from different sources. The Journal des Roses says, "The name recalls a town which is in the Austrian province of Carniole."]
Flower nearly purplish- or violet-blue, most often with a dark red center... the only rose that approaches true blue, and surpasses 'Reine des Violettes'...
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 72-73.  Includes photo(s).
Erinnerung an Brod (Souvenir de Brod) A Hybrid Perpetual raised by Geschwind in Brod in 1886. Growth up to 2.5 m, flowers well scented, becoming purple as they fade like a Gallica.
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