Comtesse Cécile de Chabrillant (HP) [Seedling of Jules Margottin]

Am. Jour. of Hort. 5: 345-346 (1869)
COMTESSE DE CHABRILLAND ROSE.
By FRANCIS PARKMAN, Jamaica Plain, Mass.

ONE of the best, though not one of the newest, of the so-called "perpetual roses." There is none of more perfect form and more delicate coloring. If we said that there was none of more vigorous constitution, we should exceed the truth; though, in this respect, the Comtesse de Chabrilland is quite equal to many other perpetuals. It grows very well on the Manetti stock; but we have found it less long-lived than some other varieties. Its shape is so perfect, and its soft, clear flesh-color so attractive, that it is always a favorite flower with the English exhibiters of roses; and that vivacious and entertaining amateur, the Rev. Mr. Radclyffe, seems never tired of extolling its attractions. The crowd of new roses which make their debut every spring from the prolific gardens of the French rose-growers rapidly eclipse, by the mere power of youth and novelty, the favorites of a few years' standing; but the Comtesse de Chabrilland, though it first appeared at least ten years ago, is still courted and admired.

July 25, 2009 (SJH)

July 25, 2009 (SJH)