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'Capitaine John Ingram' rose References
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 361.  
 
Ingram, Captain John (moss) Laffay 1855; velvety dark purple, medium to large, double, well mossed. once-blooming, growth 7/10, climbing, 1 m. Sangerhausen
Ingram, Captain John (moss) Robert 1850; dark purple, repeats.
Book  (1910)  Page(s) 243.  
 
Captain Ingram Moss. Flowers dark velvety purple, exceedingly rich in colour, of medium size, full; growth vigorous...
Book  (1906)  Page(s) 29.  
 
1.829. Capitaine John Ingram, Hybride Remontant, Laffay 1855 pourpre foncé
Book  (1882)  Page(s) 5.  
 
Capitaine Ingram... Variété recommandée pour l'ornement des jardins. Mousseux. Laffay. 1856 Pourpre velouté. Fleur moyenne. Plante vigoureuse.
Magazine  (Sep 1878)  Page(s) 203.  
 
The Moss Rose (Rosa centifolia muscosa) is supposed to have originated from an accidental sport of the common Provence, and this supposition is strengthened by the fact that the seed from Moss Roses often produces plants having flowers entirely free from moss.  The earliest account we have of the Moss Rose is that it was imported from Holland to England in 1596.  The following varieties may be ranked among the best in this class:
Captain Ingram— Flowers dark velvety purple; habit vigorous.
Website/Catalog  (1876)  Page(s) 190.  
 
Capitaine Ingram, fl. moen, pourpre noir velouté
Book  (1874)  Page(s) 212.  
 
The reader, curious in such matters, would, of course, like to have the names of these hypothetically blue roses, and here they are: Captain Ingram, rich purple; Celine Noiret, purple shaded with rose; Duhamel du Monceau, rich red shaded with violet; Elie Morel, rosy lilac; Exposition de Brie, crimson shaded with purple; Felix Genero, rose shaded with violet; Ferdinand de Lesseps, purple shaded violet; Gloire de Ducher, dark purple; James Veitch, deep violet shaded with carmine; La Fontaine, purplish crimson; and lastly, Unique, a lovely blue-tinted lilac Tea rose, which occasionally, when aided by warm, cloudy, damp weather, makes a near approach to the pure blue of the delphinium.
Book  (1863)  Page(s) Div. II.p. 207.  
 
The Moss Rose...Captain Ingram; flowers dark velvety purple, exceedingly rich in colour, of medium size, full; growth, vigorous.
Website/Catalog  (1862)  Page(s) 28.  
 
Captain Ingram Moss. Dark velvety purple
Website/Catalog  (1861)  Page(s) 60.  
 
Moss rose...
231. Capitaine John Ingramm, velvety blackish purple, well double.
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