The Rose Garden, appendix p. 170 (1848)
William Paul

R. Indica, Linn. (Monthly or Common China Rose). A stout shrub, with glaucous branches armed with scattered, compressed, equal hooked brown spines; the leaves are shining, without pubescence, and consist of 3-5 elliptic leaflets; flowers pink, usually semidouble in panicles; fruit obovate, scarlet. Syn.: R. sinica, Linn.; R. semperflorens carnea, Rossig. There are numerous varieties, of which the most distinct are: odoratissima, with most deliciously scented flowers (R. odoratissima, Scot.; R. indica fragrans, Red.); ochroleuca, with large double cream-coloured scentless flowers; flavescens, the true tea-scented yellow China Rose; longifolia, with long lanceolate leaflets (R. longifolia, Willd.; R. salicifolia, Hort.); pumila, a form smaller in every part. The original of the race of Noisette Roses is a hybrid descendant from this species. —Fl. March to November—Cult. 1789—China.

R. semperflorens, Curt. (ever-flowering China Rose). A smaller elegant shrub, with slender branches armed with scattered compressed hooked prickles and few glands; the leaves are shining, deeply stained with purple, of 3-5 ovate-lanceolate leaflets; flowers solitary, deep crimson; fruit spherical. Syn.; R. diversifolia, Vent.; R. bengalensis, Pers.; R. chinensis, Jacq.; R. indica, Red.—Fl. March to November—Cult. 1789—China.

R. Lawrenceana, Sweet (Miss Lawrence's China Rose). A compact shrub of about a foot high, the branches armed with large, nearly straight prickles; the leaflets ovate, and the flowers small, semi-double, pale blush. Syn.: R. semperflorens minima, Sims.—Fl. March to November—Cult. 1810—China. The parent of the class of Fairy Roses.

Division II

Group XXXII.—The Crimson Chinese Rose

Group XXXIII.—The Chinese, or Monthly Rose

Group XXXIV.—The Lawrenceana, or Fairy Rose

Group XXXV.—The Tea-Scented Rose

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