The Floricultural Cabinet and Florists' Magazine vol. 3 (Dec 1, 1835)
[Chinas,Teas, Minis 269-272]

Thomas Rivers, Jr.

CHINA ROSES, (Rosa indica.)

NAME COLOUR FORM AND CHARACTER   NAME COLOUR FORM AND CHARACTER
Alphonsine purplish crimson cupped and double   Gracile delicate rose cupped, large and double
Admiral de Rigny vivid crimson expanded, large and double   Grandiflora deep rose reflexed, very large and dble
Admiral du Perri fiery crimson cupped, large and double   Henry the Fifth vivid scarlet cupped and double
Animating purplish red cupped and. small   Hortense shaded bright rose cupped and very double
Alba elegans white shaded with blush cupped, large and double   Indica Minor rose compact and small
Bardon pale blush cupped, large and double   Indica Minor, crimson crimson compact and small
Bean Carmin crimson shaded. cupped and very double   Indica Gloriosa or odoratissima lilac rose globular and very double
Barclayana red expanded semi-double   Indica Heterophylla rose cupped with leafy calyx
Belle de Monza purplish crimson cupped and very double   Imperiosa dark crimson shad. cupped and double
Belle Traversie white compact and double   Josephine bright crimson cupped and double
Belle de Florence light carmine cupped and very double   L'Azure lilac rose expanded, large and double
Belle Archinto       Leopold pure white globular and double
Camellia blanc pure white globular, large and double   Le Sombre clouded dark crim. cupped and double
Camellia rouge bright rose imbricated or camellia-like   Madame Desprez pure white cupped, very large and double
Candide pure white globular and very double   Mon Heritage blush cupped and double
Cramoisie eblouissante vivid crimson reflexed and very double   Napoleon shaded blush c upped, very large and double
Cramoisie superieure crimson expanded, large and, double   Petit Nini rosy lilac cupped, small and double
Cramoisie triomphante crimson cupped and, very double   Petite Triomphe bright red cupped, small and double
Countess of Albermarle pale rose with red centre compact, large and double   Pluton dark crimson globular and double
Clara       Paeoniflora nova    
Clarisse pale blush globular, large and very dble   Roi des Cramoisies bright crimson cupped and double
Duchess do Valiere       Ronald's China reddish purple expanded and large
Duc de Bordeaux lilac expanded and very double   Reevesii bright crimson cupped and double
Duchess of Kent shaded pale blush cupped, large and double   Romaine Desprez purplish shad, rose cupped, large and very double
Duchesse de Bern, or Grand Val dark crimson compact and very double   Rouge superbe or la reguliere crimson compact and double
Dame Blanche white globular, large and double   Reine de Paestum blush with buff cen. cupped, very large and double
Darius       Strombio rubra red. globular and very double
Etoile polaire delicate rose expanded and double   Sulphurea superba pale sulphur cupped, very large and double
Ensign Bisson pale rosy lilac expanded and small   Triomphe de Gand bright rose, shaded cupped, very large and double
Fabvier bright scarlet cupped and semi-double   Theresia Stravius pale flesh cupped and double
Fenelon purplish crimson globular and double   Van Dael lilac rose globular, large and double
Fenelon du Luxemburg deep lilac rose, shad. globular, large and double   Weber bright rose cupped with very stiff petals
Grandidier       White pure white globular and double
General Chassé bright rose, shaded cupped, large and double   Willow leaved blight rose expanded and semi-double
Gloire d'Auteuil clouded crimson expanded and double        
Gouvion St. Cyr            

From six to eight months In the year, the Roses in this division form bright ornaments to our gardens; many of the robust varieties make beautiful Standards. They are all quite hardy, and some of the varieties, of the most brilliant colours; others of the purest white. Some of the larger and more double flowers have a peculiar delicate blush, unlike any other rose.

TEA SCENTED CHINA ROSES, (Rosa indica odorate.)

NAME COLOUR FORM AND CHARACTER   NAME COLOUR FORM AND CHARACTER
Amabilis rosy blush cupped, large and double   Julie Sisley blush with rosy cen. globular, large and double
Aurore Straw chang. to buff expanded, very large and dble   Jaune panachée pale yellow and rose expanded and double
Aime rosy blush cupped, large and double   Jaune Serin straw colour cupped and double
Boutelaud delicate rose globular, large and double   La surprise bright shaded rose cupped and very double
Belle Hellene pale flesh cupped and very double   Lucile Delmart bright rose cupped and double
Buffon purplish rose globular and very double   Lejas vivid light crimson globular and very double
Belle Felix blight rosy lilac expanded and very double   Lyonnais pale flesh cupped, very large and double
Belle Clorinde       Louis Philippe delicate rose cupped, large and double
Belle Elvire bright rose globular and double   Lutescens mutabilis pale straw cupped and double
Bourbon white globular, large and double   Lutescens nana reddish yellow cupped, very small and double
Blush blush globular and double   Magnifica, or Magnus Ladulas    
Caedo Nulli       Meffré    
Coccinea, or Colville's crimson vivid crimson expanded and double   Nitida white with rosy cen. globular, large and double
Cels red expanded and double   Nouvelle du Jour, or de la Croix lilac rose cupped large and double
Dremont delicate rosy buff cupped, large and double   Princesse Stephanie pale flesh globular, large and double
Fragrans bright crimson cupped and double   Palavicini yellowish white cupped and double
Fleur de Venus bright rose globular, small and very dble   Potart flesh with buff cen. expanded and double
General Valazé shaded pale blush globular, large and double   Pallida bright rose, shaded globular and double
Gracilis bright red cupped and small   Reve du Bonheur rosy buff cupped and very large
Grandifolia, or Thouillet pale flesh cupped, large and double   Roi de Siam pure white globular, large and double
Hardy vivid rose expanded, large and double   Reine de Cythere pale flesh cupped, very large and dble
Hamon blush shaded with crimson globular, very large and dble   Reine de Juillet, or Plantier bright rose globular, with stiff petals
Hymenée white with yel. cen. cupped and double   Sanguinea crimson cupped and very double
Iphigenie lilac rose globular, large and double   Strombio cream and blush globular and very large
Isidoro pale rose, shaded expanded and double   Victoire blush cupped, large and double
        Yellow pale sulphur cupped, large and semi-dble

These are China Roses having a strong odour of tea; they are seminal varieties of the old blush tea scented rose, (rosa indica odorata) and of rosa ochroleuca, or the yellow China rose. They are more delicate than those of the preceding section as to the cold in Winter, and also in their flowers, as they seem to require the warm dewry nights of August and September to bring them to perfection; in hot weather, in June and July they are very fleeting, as their flowers are large and of a delicate texture, soon fading in sunny weather. They require careful cultivation, and must have a raised border against a south, south-east, or west wall. This border should be a compost of rotten manure, or leaves, light loam and sand, equal parts, and raised about eighteen inches above the surface; when grown as low Standards, they are surpassingly beautiful; but they should be taken up in November, and their roots laid in mould, in a shed, as our sharp winters would injure them, so as to prevent their blooming in perfection, if left exposed.

MINIATURE, OR DWARF CHINA ROSES, (Rosa Lawranceana.)

NAME COLOUR   NAME COLOUR
Bicolor     Mouche deep rose
Blush rose   Minima  
Crimson crimson   Nigra very dark crimson
Caprice des Dames bright rose   Pallida or "Alba' pale flesh
Jenny bright crimson   Petite Laponne bright crimson
Gloire de Lawranceas dark crimson   Retour du Printemps purplish red
Liliputienne red   Zaluca lilac
La Miniature     Zelinette rosy lilac

Some of these are known as "fairy roses," and they indeed deserve the appellation; they are exceedingly well adapted for planting on Rock-work, their minute and vivid flowers having an excellent effect in such situations; in the cool autumnal months they bloom in great perfection.

T. RIVERS, JUN.

[The two Papers on Roses are from a printed list (sent us for introduction into the Cabinet) of the Roses sold by Mr. RIVERS.]

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