Prince's Manual of Roses: Comprising the Most Complete History of the Rose, Including Every Class, and All the Most Admirable Varieties that Have Appeared in Europe and America ; Together with Ample Information on Their Culture and Propagation

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author, and Clark & Austin, Saxton & Miles, Wiley & Putnam, and Stanford & Swords, 1846 - 260 páginas

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Página 175 - GnlliiM, that the features of the Moss Rose are totally lost in its offspring, and they become nearly pure varieties of the former; but if the anthers of the Moss Rose are left untouched, and it is fertilized with Rosa Gallica, interesting hybrids are the result, more or less mossy.
Página 166 - There are doubtless many seminal varieties of the species ; their flowers differing in colour, but possessing the leading features of the original. Olivier, who travelled in the first six years of the French republic, mentions a rose tree at Ispahan, called the " Chinese Rose Tree," fifteen feet high, formed by the union of several stems, each four or five inches in diameter. Seeds from this tree were sent to Paris, and produced the common Musk Rose.
Página 190 - A pit, 10 or 12 feet long and 8 feet wide, just high enough to stand upright in, with a door at one end and a sunken path in the centre, a raised bed on each side of the path, and an 18-inch Arnott's stove at the...
Página 191 - ... roses is, that after blooming in the greenhouse or drawingroom, their young shoots may be cut down to within two or three buds of their base, and the plants placed again in the forcing-house, and a second crop of flowers obtained. The same mode may be followed also with the Bourbon, China, and Tea-scented Roses ; with the latter, indeed, a third crop may be often obtained.
Página 125 - Isle, in planting one of these hedges, found amongst his young plants one very different from the others in its shoots and foliage. This induced him to plant it in his garden. It flowered the following year, and, as he anticipated, proved to be of quite a new race, and differing much from the above two Roses, which, at the time, were the only sorts known on the island.
Página 125 - Naturalization Garden there. He propagated this rose very largely ; and sent plants and seeds of it, in 1822, to Monsieur Jacques*, gardener at the Chateau de Neuilly, near Paris, who distributed them among the rose cultivators of France." M. Breon named it " Rose de L'lle de Bourbon ; " and is convinced that it is a hybrid from one of the above roses, and a native of the island.
Página 168 - I think it is not too much to anticipate, that, ultimately, we shall not be satisfied unless all our roses, even the moss roses, have evergreen foliage, brilliant and fragrant flowers, and the habit of blooming from June till November.
Página 192 - London 24's and 16's* are the best sizes for strong plants of roses for forcing : when potted, the large and unyielding roots should be cut off close, so that the plants may stand in the centre of the pots, the fibrous and small roots merely tipped. The treatment recommended for roses in a pit with Arnott's stove may be pursued with roses in a house with smoke-flues or hot-water pipes. Arnott's stove is recommended as an economical and eligible mode of heating, practised here to some extent with...
Página 176 - Rose than of any other, and till the plant arrived at full growth I thought it a Scotch Rose, the seed of which had by accident been mixed with that of the Moss Rose, although I had taken extreme care : to my surprise it has since proved a perfect hybrid, having the sepals and the fruit of the Provence Rose, with the spiny and dwarf habit of the Scotch Rose ; it bears abundance of hips, which are all abortive.* The difference in the fruit of the Moss and Provence Rose and...
Página 175 - July, if delayed only an hour or two, the anthers will be found to have shed their pollen. To ascertain precisely when the pollen is in a fit state for transmission, a few of the anthers should be gently pressed with the finger and thumb ; if the yellow dust adheres to them, the operation may be performed ; it requires close examination and some practice to know when the flower to be operated upon is in a fit state to receive the pollen ; as a general rule, the flowers ought to be in the same state...

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