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'Spencer' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 89-708
most recent 10 DEC 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 10 DEC 15 by Nastarana
American Gardener
magazine January, 1893, p.15

..."a very fine hybrid remontant, satin-pink, shaded with white, very large, full, and of compact form with robust growth;..."
Reply #1 of 1 posted 10 DEC 15 by Patricia Routley
Reference added. I have presumed they spelt it 'Spencer'?
Discussion id : 66-469
most recent 20 AUG 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 20 AUG 12 by Monique
The Spencer I have looks very different from the foto in the book The Quest for the Rose (page 97); I also have Enfant de France and it look's to me that both roses are the same! Maybe some day I'll find out which is the correct Spencer
Discussion id : 39-774
most recent 17 OCT 09 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 15 OCT 09 by kahlenberg
i have never heard that a sport of a non-scented rose turns out to be highly-fragrant. quite interesting!
Reply #1 of 3 posted 16 OCT 09 by jedmar
I wonder where the "strong fragrance" designation came from. It is not in the references.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 17 OCT 09 by kahlenberg
yes, and i wonder, if anyone has ever doubted the lineage, or mabe the plant in commerce today is a different one, because at the photos bloom-form and habit as well look so very different from merveille de lyon. the flowers pictured are rather like that of damasks and merveille de lyon is not a bit arching but very upright - not like the rose on the photo of collection loubert. merveille de lyon-blooms do not have this powderpuffshaped appearence, not even when aged; they rather look like waterlilies.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 17 OCT 09 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
The 'Spencer' I had here for several years, from Sequoia Nsy., was identical the cultivar received 'Enfant de France' from Regan Nsy.

They were both Spring flowering only in my climate and heavily fragrant.
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