The Gardener's Monthly and Horticultural Advertiser Magazine 2(6): 163 (Jun 1860)
Tea Rose — Glore de Dijon
Prof Page, Washington, D.C.

The following particulars are worthy of note at this time concerning this matchless Rose. I have twice before alluded, in your journal, to a Dijon bush which made an aggregate growth last season of 75 feet. That bush is now, April 6th, pushing vigorously at the very summit of its long branches, many of the shoots being six inches long, and well filled with leaves, and is the most forward Rose bush on the place. The remarkable feature about it, is, that while the thousands of Tea, Noisette and Bourbon Roses on my grounds have been destroyed, to within two or three inches from the ground, this Rose bush should not have been injured in the least, belonging as it does to the tenderst class of roses. Imagine this monarch of roses a month hence, loaded with its huge globular and cupped flowers of incarnate and yellow, and salmon hues, and you have some conception of the value of Gloire de Dijon, hardly yet appreciated by our amateurs.

During the past twenty years, there has not been so much injury done to vegetation as in the winter just past, and nothing could more clearly establish this fact than the injuries done to the following hardy plants. The flower buds of the following trees and shrubs have all been killed, and the plants themselves much hurt:—Pawlonia Imperialis, Spircea prunifolia, Pyrus japonica, Forsythia viridissima, nearly all the Peaches, Almonds and Apricots, and, what is very remarkable, the tree Paeonies are cut down to within three inches of the ground. All this mischief was done in January, when the thermometer fell to 10° below zero fahr., after a mild spell of weather. A Tea Rose that will so perfectly resist such a winter here, must certainly stand out unprotected very far North of this, especially if upon a wall. For the conservatory border, or for adorning the back wall of the conservatory or greenhouse, it is without a rival, as a four years' old bush will testify, which at this moment is loaded with a profusion of its cups of nectar.

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