"Agathe Fatime" rose References
Book (Jul 1998) Page(s) 62.
Agathe Fatime Descemet, before 1815. Habit: 1,30 m to 1,50 m, upright, few prickles. Foliage: medium green, elliptical leaflets. Bloom: solitary, rarely in pairs, medium size, flat, double, quartered, small button eye. Colour: carmine in the centre, mauve veins on the periphery. Fragrance: mild.
Article (newsletter) (1996) Page(s) 45.
Descemet was another great rose grower of the Empire period. His nursery was at St-Denis near Paris. In 1815 his nurseries were destroyed during the war and at that time he had imported or bred more than a hundred Gallicas -- in fact 109 are known. Only 15 of these remain -- this is one of them.
Book (1993) Page(s) 21. Includes photo(s).
Page 21: [Photo] at Malmaison near Paris with a reconstruction of Josephine's summer-house in the background. Agathe Fatima Gallica. Description.