The American Florist. 55(1680): 194-195 (1920)
New Polyantha Ever-Blooming Roses
M. E. Turbat
The following selection of the best polyantha roses introduced from 1910-1916, has been made by M. E. Turbat. Translated from Revue Horticole:
- Andrée Lenoble.—Strong grower, wood and foliage a fine green; large clusters of 50 to 75 flowers, double; bright pink or light red, very lasting. Early blooming and good for all purpoes.
- Baby Lyon Rose.—Erect plant, wood ruddy, foliage light green; beautiful umbels of 10 to 20 flowers, large for a polyantha; double, peony form, coral red; a little stronger than the Lyon Rose.
- Bordure.—Very dwarf, not over a foot high; covers itself so completely with a multitude of pure carmine double flowers as to entirely hide the foliage. Barbier, 1911.
- George Elger.—Coppery, golden yellow, passing to light yellow; erect growing, very free blooming, and forces well. Might be called the dwarf W. A. Richardson.
- Ellen Poulsen.—Strong, light green wood and sining light green foliage, curiously branching growth, height 20-25 inches. Large bouquets of double, dark rose flowers, large for the species and lasting well. Already recognized as one of the best polyanthas for forcing.
- Jeanny Soupert.—Very delicate, flesh white flowers of regular form, produced in large, close bouquets. Strong plant and constant in bloom; of first quality for borders and beds. A splendid companion for Mme. Norbert Levavasseur, with all the same desirable qualities.
- Mme. Jules Gouchault.—Superb variety, with light green foliage and wood, blooms in large erect panicles of 20 to 50 flowers of good form and duration. Buds are brilliant vermilion red, shaded orange, passing to bright rose, and opening a light rose. It is already liked for bedding and forcing.
- Marie Brissonnet.—Dwarf, soft reen foliage, disappearing completely under the mass of bloom. Large pyramidal corymbs of 75 to 100 medium flower of soft flesh pink with extremity of petals light carmine. Excellent for borders of forcing.
- Maman Turbat.—Flowers of soft China pink, shaded peach, reverse of petals flesh white, the effect being of a bright fresh rose color; very lasting. Vigorous, hardy and erect; shining green foliage.
- Magenta.—Dwarf. Bouquets of 20 to 40 semi-double, cup-shaped flowers, rather large. A new coloring in the dwarf polyanthas, violet red, with centers of petals violet magenta, the entire flower sometimes passing to a violet red.
- Merveille des Rouges.—One of the most brilliant of the dwarf polyanthas. Flowers double, rather large, intense velvety crimson red, with a white ring in the center, in the form of a little cup.
- Renoncle.—Dwarf. Shining green foliage; continual and abundant bloom; medium-sized, ranunculus shaped flowers in bouquets of 15 to 50. Color, a very pretty brilliant salmon pink, very fresh, and quite different from other varieties.
- Triomphe Orléannais.—Deep bright, scarlet red flowers, lasting well, and not turning violet; large for a polyantha. Plant strong, with stiff wood and good foliage. A pronounced improvement on Mme. Norbert Levavasseur. Excellent for pots and forcing.
- Yvonne Rabier.—Good-sized white flowers, slightly tinted light sulphur; buds pure white, with slight greenish tint. Very decorative with its enormous trusses of flowers, and produces the best effect of white or any dwarf polyantha.