Gardening Illustrated, 28: 465 (Oct 20, 1906)

The habit and growth of this Rose proclaim it at once a sport of G. Nabonnand; in fact, it has not altered from this sort in any way save in colour. It has just the same shapely buds, the same petals, and the same autumnal beauty as this old favourite. The colour, when opening, is the faintest lemon-white, with a rosy flush almost imperceptible, but when fully opened the blossoms are practically white, although not a pure snow white. For massing these two Roses are in the front rank, perhaps, I should say more especially in autumn, but even in summer, wlten the varieties are in rich soil, the wondrous petals present a grand appearance.

Amateurs should be on the alert for these sports, as probably many lovely Roses have been lost to the Rose world through want of perpetuating a sport. There is no knowing when a sport is likely to appear, but there are a few varieties or tribes that seem specifically addicted to this curious freak of nature. For instance, Catherine Mermet has given two or three sports, and the old Souvenir d'un Ami another. Anna Ollivier gave us Lady Roberts and Sunset gave us Sunrise. If you see a fair difference propagate the sport by budding upon some rooted cuttings of any Rose Brier or Rambler, or any other. If it shows itself too late for budding, then either graft it or mark the shoot for another year. It is useless propagating worthless sports, but when we can get Roses like Peace, Sunrise, Lady Roberts, and Souvenir de S. A. Prince, then we are justified in introducing them. The variety under notice makes a glorious standard, as, of course, does G. Nabonnand. A beautiful effect would be obtained by planting an undergrowth of bushes of one sort with standards or half standards of the other sort overhead. Neither is good in pots, except for growing in pots on the outdoor plan and pinching off all buds until August and September. The buds formed subsequently will develop into fine blossoms if the plants are introduced to a gentle warmth under glass, and the plants would continue to give very serviceable buds until Christmas. Most of the thin Roses are excellent grown in this way.