Gem of the Prairies/Bijou des Prairies (Hybrid Setigera) [Queen of the Prairies x Madame Laffay]

May 13, 2007 (SJH)

May 13, 2007 (SJH)

The Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste 24(271): 7 (Jan 1869)


A New Rose—The Gem of the Prairies

This is one of the most valuable acquisitions made to our collection of roses that has been originated in the last ten years. It was raised by Adolphus Burgess, of East New-York, from seed, being hybrid between the well-known climbing-rose Queen of the Prairies and the Hybrid Perpetual Madame Laffay, possessing the climbing qualities of the Prairie Rose with the richness of color and delicious fragrance of the Hybrid Perpetual. The color is of a light shade of crimson, occasionally blotched with white. The flowers are large, perfectly double, and of fine form, which are borne on trusses, numbering from ten to twenty buds on each. This will, no doubt, become a standard sort, possessing, as it does, all the free-growing qualities of a climber, with the odor of the damask or moss.