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Fabvier, S., approaches nearer to scarlet than any other Chinese rose; its flowers are not quite double, but very brilliant and beautiful. Fénélon du Luxembourg is a very robust and fine rose, but, unless growing luxuriantly, it has at first sight much the appearance of the common; when in perfection its flowers are very large and very double. Gardenia is a new variety, approaching to the Tea-scented roses in its habit; its flowers have also a peculiar fragrance: this is a fine and distinct rose. Grandiflora is one of the most robust and finest of its class; it a little resembles that well known rose, Triomphante, or Pæony Noisette, but has larger and more globular shaped flowers: this is a fine and distinct variety, and forms a good standard. Henry the Fifth, S., is one of those vivid scarlet roses that in calm cloudy weather are so beautiful; a hot sun very soon diminishes that excessive brilliancy of colour : this is a fine rose, with flowers very double and perfect. Hanneloup, a new rose, is a pretty and distinct variety, with bright reddish crimson flowers, very double and well shaped. Jeannie Deans is also new; this has rosy fawn-coloured flowers, very double and pretty. Joseph Deschiens has rather small but very double and perfect flowers of a reddish crimson; this is a variety quite distinct, and worth cultivation. Louis Philippe d'Angers, S., is a good rose, which, having often been sent

from France as "Louis Philippe," has given rise to several mistakes, as there is a Tea-scented rose of this name, quite different in character, for which this has been substituted. Madame Desprez and Madame Bureau are both fine white roses, yet distinct in their habit. Madame Desprez is one of the largest white Chinese Roses we yet possess. Marjolin is a fine dark crimson variety, likely to prove one of our most popular roses; but it is proper to mention that there are two Marjolins: this trick of giving the same name to two roses raised by opposition cultivators is very prevalent in France, and opens a door to deception; the Marjolin, described here, is a fine and distinct rose, robust and hardy, and likely to form a good standard. Miellez, so named from its originator, is a new variety, at present very rare: it is described as a white rose "of the most perfect shape of any white Chinese Rose yet known." Napoléon is a sterling good variety, with large bell-shaped flowers of a fine bright pink. O'Connell is a remarkable rose, with small and very double flowers of a blackish crimson: this is one of the darkest coloured Chinese roses we have. Roi des Cramoisies, S., is a beautiful and brilliant rose, with flowers very double and nearly scarlet. Rubens or Ruban pourpre is a new and splendid rose from the Luxembourg Gardens: this is one of the finest shaded dark roses known.

Reevesii, I believe, is an imported rose direct from China, by Captain Reeves; in rich and favourable soils it takes a very robust habit, appearing then much larger and superior to the old crimson Chinese Rose, but under less favourable circumstances it is scarcely to be distinguished from that rose. Romaine Desprez is a beautiful and very double and large rose, finely shaped, of robust habit, distinct, and calculated to make a popular variety. Reine de Pæstum approaches the Tea Rose in habit and scent; its petals are too thin and flaccid to bear exposure to our summer and autumnal showers. Sulphurea superba is a fine and very double variety of the yellow Chinese or Tea Rose: its flowers are large, rather flat, and quite unique. Triomphe de Gand is a shaded rose of very robust growth, forming a fine standard. Triomphante, Pæony, Noisette, Indica superba, La Superbe, or Grande et Belle, for like all very good and old roses it has several names, is a fine and distinct variety, erect and robust in its growth, and forming a fine standard; an entire clump of this rose, with its large shaded crimson flowers, would have a fine effect. Van Dael, a large and globular, purplish lilac rose, is a fine and distinct variety; in common with large and very double roses, it will not open in wet weather or very damp situations.

New China Roses are raised with such facility in France that it is difficult to cultivate and describe all that are introduced. In List No. 2. I have given the new and most desirable varieties, but to a few I ought to give a word or two of praise.

As a white China rose, Clara Sylvain is quite unequalled; it grows so freely, its flowers are so globular, and it gives them in such abundance, that it must be a favorite. Miellez is pretty from its erect clusters of flowers, something like Aimée Vibert Noisette; but they are not double enough to compete with Clara Sylvain. Belle Emile, Eugène Hardi, and Mrs. Bosanquet are all beautiful roses of their class; their colours are all of the most delicate blush or flesh colour. Augustine Hersent, although not a new rose, is not enough known; it is one of the very finest bright rose-coloured China Roses we possess, and of most hardy and luxuriant habits. Fénélon (Desprez) is a deep rose-coloured variety, with erect clusters of flowers, which are large and very double. Prince Charles and Eugéne Beauharnais are two Luxembourg roses of great excellence; their flowers are large and globular, of a fine rosy red the latter is the deeper in colour.

In cultivating Chinese Roses but little care is required, as most of them are quite hardy;

all those marked S., as varieties of Rosa semperflorens, are adapted for the front edges of beds or clumps, as they are of more humble growth than the varieties of the common. It must also be recollected that the latter are those alone adapted for standards. The varieties of Rosa semperflorens, though they will exist for several years on the Dog Rose stock, yet do not form ornamental heads, but become stinted and diseased; on the contrary, the varieties of the Chinese Rose, as standards, particularly on short stems two to three feet in height, form magnificent heads swelling and uniting with the stock, and giving a mass of bloom from June to November; on tall stems, I have not found them flourish equally. About the end of March, not earlier, the branches of standards will require thinning out, and shortening to about half their length; in summer a constant removal of their faded flowers is necessary, and this is all the pruning they require.

Every well appointed flower garden ought to have a collection of Chinese Roses worked on short stems in large pots; these, by surface manuring, and manured water, may be grown to a degree of perfection of which they have not yet been thought capable; and by forcing in spring, and retarding in autumn by removing their bloom-buds in August, they will flower early and late, so that we may be reminded of

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