'R. rubrifolia' rose References
Book (Feb 2009) Page(s) 244, 245(photo).
Rosa rubrifolia: Rosiers botaniques. En culture depuis 1814… cette belle espèce ne devrait manquer dans aucun jardin suffisamment grand pour l’acceuillir, tant est originale sa frondaison aérienne au ton bleuté ombré de gris et de pourpre... Souvent présentée comme synonyme de Rosa glauca, elle en serait, selon Charlotte Testut, une espèce distingue.
Book (2002) Page(s) 84.
R. glauca Rated 8.8
Newsletter (2000) Page(s) 9. Vol 21, No. 2.
Phyllis Aspinall - Wanaka. Rosa rubrifolia
Have you truly looked at rose leaves? Several of them are most exciting. Possibly the best beloved is rubrifolia, a treasure for any garden. During winter, the gleaming plum-coloured stems offer handsome contrast to an otherwise muted area. And have you noticed that one lively plant draws forth little scraps of colour from adjacent plants? The odd hep or stray bud will accentuate the rich red stems. When Spring comes, vivid purple foliage embellishes the garden. Leaves are somewhat drooping with a gentle bloom, somewhat reminiscent of an untouched ripe plum. Perhaps the flowers are the least exciting aspect of this rose, being single, slight, and a rather insignificant faded pink. Have you seen skim milk? It carries a similar faint blue cast. This could qualify for the least appealing rose in existence! But heps that follow are far from ordinary. Hanging in clusters on a bush now wearing a decidedly blue cast, they glow magnificently; a rich, wonderful mahogany. The bush, about 2 metres each way, seems impervious to trouble. Maybe wind in my garden keeps aphids away... but it deserves to be cherished in any season.
Article (magazine) (May 1999) Page(s) 36.
Companion plants: In my old garden, a vase-shaped Rosa glauca spread its prickly arms above a mass of rosy Persicaria affinis 'Superba' and sheaves of 'Purple Sensation' alliums. The rose has but a fleeting flower, so its leggy branches were hung with the scrambling Clematis x durandii (USDA Zone 5; to 5 ft.), whose navy-blue flowers were lifted into prominence by the shimmering, pewtery rose foliage...
Book (Feb 1999) Page(s) 14-15. Includes photo(s).
Red-Leaved Rose One of Taylor's 50 Best Roses. Description, vital statistics, and care advice... modest pink flowers... its foliage [is] a magnificent gray-green flushed with mauve and accented with maroon veins and stems... the sunnier the location of your shrub, the more the leaves are suffused with an appealing, rich copper tint... It requires no pruning other than removal of dead or damaged canes...
Website/Catalog (4 Jan 1999) Page(s) 130. Includes photo(s).
Book (Nov 1998) Page(s) 12. Includes photo(s).
R. glauca Often grown for its foliage alone. Flowers: single, pink, stamens...
Book (May 1998) Page(s) 12-13. Includes photo(s).
Rosa Rubrifolia ('Red-Leaved Rose', 'Rosier a feuilles rougeâtres') Description... This shrub grows naturally in the Dauphiné, the Vosges, and particularly in moist places in the mountains of Auvergne, where we have seen bushes 3 m in height. It readily and promptly naturalises from seed.
Book (Mar 1998) Page(s) 8. Includes photo(s).
Rosa rubrifolia purplish leaves, native to the mountains of Europe, very hardy
Book (Mar 1998) Page(s) 16. Includes photo(s).
R. rubrifolia ('Sir Cedric Morris') Description... found by Sir Cedric Morris in 1979 and introduced by Peter Beales... probably a spontaneous hybrid of Rosa rubrifolia and R. mulliganii... It is one of the fastest-growing of all ramblers...