The Plant Introductions of Reginald Farrer (1930) pp. 49-50
E. H. M. Cox (ed.), William Thomas Stearn

Rosa farreri Stapf. The "Threepenny Bit" Rose.
This lovely Rose, which will be figured shortly in the Botanical Magazine, appeared as a stray in Mr. Bowles's garden among seedlings of F. 544. It is strong growing and makes young shoots up to 5 feet in height and covers an area of 6 feet or more in diameter. The flowers are salmon-pink with a similar smell to those of the Austrian Copper. It would seem to be intermediate between R. graciliflora and R. Wilmottiae. It is perfectly hardy in any good loam and is easily increased by cuttings.

Rosa graciliflora Rehd. and Wilson.
"Grows quite stiffly and rather densely, attaining 4 to 5 feet, exquisitely graceful in effect with its small fine foliage, and enshrouded all over in May with a multitude of small apple-blossom flowers of pearly white with a pink flush." F. 84 and 774.

A pleasant little Rose in cultivation, but not particularly exciting.

Rosa hugonis Hemsl.
"The glorious golden briar of dryish coppice and hillsides in the far south-west of Kansu, bordering on Tibet." F. 783.

In cultivation this is a fine variety with flowers of a deeper yellow and with much wider prickles than are usual.

Rosa multibracteata Hemsl. and Wilson.
"A very elegant and first-class shrub of 6 feet, with a profusion of sweet rosy flowers, followed by lucent scarlet hips. Cliffs and shingles of the Da-Tung River about Chiao Tor only." F. 544.

In cultivation this form has proved poor and straggling. However, as Rosa Farreri appeared as a stray among the seedlings, we cannot complain.

Rosa rubus Lev. and Van.
"A most glorious bush akin to R. multiflora making shoots 12 feet long in a season, which are set all along next year with huge loose clusters of pure white blossom (the buds nankeen yellow) of such a fragrance that all the air is drunk with its sweetness. Nor are the bloomy orange fruit less attractive. Keep seed-boxes exposed to full frost till March: then gentle heat. The wood will want ripening, evidently, in fullest sun. It is confined to one or two village hedgerows, and is not native, I think, about here. 5-6,500 feet." F. 291.

A fine ramping Rose, which revels on any small tree, so good in cultivation that it should be better known, as it has no objection to soil or situation so long as it gets sun. It is very variable, with white flowers tinged with apricot or pink, while in some seedlings they are semi-double. While it is sweetly fragrant, the scent is only noticeable after midday. It has also been introduced by Wilson.

Rosa sweginzowii Koehne.
"A tall good bush like a fine pink Penzance, with long brilliant fruits." F. 298, 463, 784.

This is very variable in cultivation, some being straggling in habit and of rather a washy colour, others being excellent in colour and most striking in fruit. It is quite hardy everywhere.