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79 Old Roses: Rubiginosa Roses.




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This article is from the Rose Gardening FAQ, by Bill Chandler chandler@austin.ibm.com, Jolene Adams jolene@cchem.berkeley.edu, Brent C. Dickerson odinthor@csulf.edu, Karen Baldwin kbaldwin@veribest.com, and many contributors

79 Old Roses: Rubiginosa Roses.

The Rubiginosa or Sweetbriar rose is a tall-growing rose the
distinctive characteristic of which is its foliage which, particularly
after a rain, wafts a green-apple scent. The blossoms of the original
are single and pink or white, giving rise to coral-red hips, making
quite a show in the Fall. A number of hybrids were produced in the
1890's by Lord Penzance, much extending the color-range of the sort, at
some expense to the fragrance of the foliage. `Clementine', `Hebe's
Lip', `Lord Penzance', `Amy Robsart', `Greenmantle'.

 

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