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Old Garden Roses
(1936)  Page(s) 76.  
 
Varieties not seen, but described by various authors. Feuilles de Chanvre (Hemp Leaved) Redoute. Flowers 2 in., semi-double, few stamens, styles 1/8 in. Pedicel and hip smooth. Calyx double bud. Leaves very long and narrow, quite distinct from all others.
(1936)  Page(s) 106.  
 
Adelaide d'Orleans Pale rose to white, 2 in., semi-double showing anthers, pistil a column 1/8 in. Pedicel red glanded, hip oval, smooth. Calyx few red glands, beyond bud, tips a little leafy, two wings. Leaves dark green, shining, smooth. Stipules narrow serrate, petiole red, channelled, few straight thorns below. Wood red, few red thorns. Raised in 1825 at Neuilly by M. Jacques, gardener to the Duke of Orleans, and dedicated to his employer's daughter. Charming for a pergola, as the trusses of flowers hang down like bunches of grapes.
(1936)  Page(s) 135.  
 
Aimée Vibert Double white, very freely produced in clusters, faintly scented. Pedicels and hip downy when young. Calyx 1/2 in. longer than bud, surface ribbed, downy with a neat row of glands on edges, two broad wings at base. Leaf bluish green, thorny, petiole glanded and downy. Wood. nearly smooth, and few hooked thorns. This excellent Old Rose flowers until the frost. The original was raised by Vibert in 1828 from Sempervirens plena, it is said. A French writer said of this Rose, 'elle a su faire aimer les grands Dames et les grisettes'. There was a climbing form introduced by Curtis in 1841.
(1936)  Page(s) 74.  
 
Varieties in cultivation: Great Double White (Alba maxima). Large, 3½ in., very double, flat, faint buff tinge on opening, turning quite white after. Pedicel glanded, hip smooth. Calyx longer, not prominently winged. Leaves large, glaucous green, petiole downy. Wood green, few large hooked thorns. Makes a large bush and an admirable climber. This is the Alba flore pleno of the herbalists; Gerard, Blackwell, Ray and Miss Laurence's T. 25. Often referred to as Anglica alba. It is, in my view, the painter's Rose of the Renaissance.
(1936)  
 
p75. Varieties in cultivation: Semi-Plena. Flower pure white, 2 1/2 in., ten to twelve petals, marked ring of anthers, pistil a button, stigmas joined, very faint scent. Pedicel with long pale red glands, very few on hip. Calyx double length of bud, covered very short red glands, long leafy point on central flower, long wings. Leaves dark grey-green, very broad and thick, overlapping petiole, which has stout curved thorns. Wood green, a few red curved thorns. Makes a large bush 8 to 10 ft., and admirable show of bloom. Benefits by occasional hard pruning, as it is always ready to throw up new growth from below.

p77. 'De Fleury' (foliacea) Redoute. White semi-double, marked ring of anthers, style a button. Pedicel hairy, hip smooth. Calyx very long and foliaceous, which distinguishes it from the Alba semi-plena.
(1936)  Page(s) 125.  
 
Moss. Alfred de Dalmas. Laffay, 1855. Perpetual flowering. Medium, pale creamy-pink, shaded deeper at the centre, cupped, in bunches. Pistil 1/4 in., free, Centifolia scent. Calyx extending beyond bud, little leafy, winged. Leaves very dark green leaflets, cupped. Shoots red glanded, short straight thorns. Dwarf habit, vigorous, floriferous. I think this old variety is worth a place in any collection.
(1936)  Page(s) 146.  
 
Old Roses Not Classified. Anemonaeflora White, I 1/4 in., petals narrow, forming a flower like a double Anemone nemorosa. No anthers, pistil a short column. Pedicel and hip smooth. Calyx longer, two winged. Leaves in threes, very long pointed like the Banksian, stipules narrow fringed. Wood green, many small bristly thorns and a few large hooked thorns. A little tender, but hardy with me: It makes a curious straggling bush and, as Miss Willmott says, it should be included in every collection of Roses. This curious Rose might well be a Banksian Musk hybrid. Rehdr onsiders it related to Setigera, an American species, but as Fortune found it in Shanghai in 1844, I think it unlikely. Illustration in Willmott's Genus Rosa.
(1936)  Page(s) 108.  
 
Apothecary's Rose Flowers double medium, in clusters, rose. Pedicel and calyx densely glanded; calyx just beyond bud, eight leafy wings; shoots green; many thin thorns. Leaves mid-green, red-edged when young. This Rose is known by the name given above in many gardens, but some authorities consider it should be used only for the semi-double Red Gallica. I cannot trace any early use of 'Apothecary' for any special variety; probably all Gallicas were once so called.
(1936)  Page(s) 138.  
 
The Copper Austrian Briar. R. Foetida bicolor, syn. R.punicea. This sport of the Yellow Austrian always attracts attention, its nasturtium scarlet cup has no rival in the family of Roses. Its sportive nature is shown by its producing occasionally a pure yellow flower. In France it is called Capucine (Nasturtium) or Ponceau, from the corn poppy or flame colour. All the tree characters and habits are the same as the Yellow Austrian. The fruit is rarely produced, but is said to have the colour as the petals. There is a record of a double form of this variety, the re-creation or re-discovery of which would be of the greatest interest. It was described as being like a double poppy.
(1936)  Page(s) 143.  
 
Baltimore Belle. Feast, 1843. Blush fading white, small, in clusters. Very vigorous
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