Knight's Bengalensis Rubra (China) []

Roses; Or, A Monograph of the Genus Rosa - Volume 2 (1828)
Henry Charles Andrews

Our drawing was made from plants in the Nursery of Mr. Knight, who first raised them in the year 1816 by importations received froma Bengal vessel, and called them Rosa Bengalensis rubra et alba. They are, however, only seminal varieties from the common China Rose. Their period of inflorescence is mostly during the summer and autumnal months; and when occasionally flowering under the influence of a cold atmosphere, the pale variety acquires such an accession of colour, that it appears a very different Rose from what it is when the sun's rays so far extract its colour, that it requires to be looked at in the shade to ascertain whether it is a white or a pale blush colour.