Devoniensis, Cl. (Tea) [Climbing sport of Devoniensis] This is a lovely old rose, reportedly hardier than many other Teas. According to an article in The Gardeners Chronicle (October 14, 1899), 'Devoniensis' is an excellent rootstock for 'Maréchal Niel' which tends to develop root canker when grown in England.

Journal of Horticulture and Practical Gardening, 9(237): 94 (Aug 1, 1865)

Mr. Rivers states, "This was originated from budding a strong-growing shoot, what is called a 'sport,' and thus continuing the inclination to a vigorous habit. Such sports are not uncommon with Roses; the climbing Géant des Batailles, and the climbing Aimee Vibert, are Roses in point. The climbing Devoniensis reverts to its normal condition if buds or cuttings are taken from the blooming shoots. The specimen sent to the Floral Committee of the 25th of July would, if not confined in so small a pot, have doubtless put forth blossoming-spurs from its stem, as is the case with plants in the open ground. The extraordinary vigour of the specimen exhibited was probably owing to its culture. It is double-budded, after the flowering method. A strong-growing Hybrid China Rose, Madame Pisaroni, was budded on the Manetti Rose stock, and the following August a bud of the climbing Devoniensis was budded on the young shoot of Madame Pisaroni. This method of culture gives most remarkable vigour to Tea-scented Roses, the Rose Gloire de Dijon making shoots from the buds thus inserted of from 8 to 10 feet in length. It is also highly successful with delicate-growing varieties of Hybrid Perpetuals." Rose-growers will have much cause to thank Mr. Rivers for his valuable remarks on this subject.—X

Origin of Cl. Devoniensis (1865)

Devoniensis as rootstock.

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