Paul's Single White Climber (Hybrid Musk) []

Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Home Farmer, 18:501-502 (June 1889)

At the meeting of the Royal Horticultural Society, on June 13th, Messrs. Paul & Son of Cheshunt exhibited some plants of a graceful single Rose, (fig. 81) which were much admired. It is named Paul's Single White, and is one of the H.P. group; the exhibitor thus describes it:—

"It is of the hybrid section of which Boule de Neige and others are the double forms. It is one of the best shaped of the single Roses, only having one defect, that the stamens die off of a blackish colour, but it differs from all others of the climbing single Roses in being thoroughly autumn as well as summer flowering.
"It forms one of our best pillar Roses, growing rapidly upward, and so lends itself freely to the formation of a pillar or column Rose. We put it into commerce some years ago as an interesting curiosity, and at first it was not cared for, but it has gradually won its way in public fame."

[The size of the flowers, the freedom with which they are produced, and the elegant habit of the plant are amply sufficient to recommend it.]

In the Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society, 25: 85-90, George Paul called it a Hybrid Noisette

Gardening Illustrated 22:226-227 June 30, 1900
PAUL’S SINGLE WHITE is a vigorous Rose of garden origin, and as we happen to have it growing beside moschata nivea think it not nearly so good. It is rampant, hardy and has large deep green leaves, the flowers in large clusters, scented, the buds of a tender pink colour, but the flowers do not open out like those of the Musk Rose, and the anthers turn black. It is nevertheless a useful single Rose if placed apart from the others, and it has merit which they lack in flowering in succession. The vigorous shoots which grow up at the time of the first hlooming usually produce a cluster of flowers at the top when they completed their growth.

Jekyll: Roses for English Gardens (1902)