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with smaller petals, and a greater proportion of white in them; probably, it owes its origin to a sporting branch of the original Tricolor. Tricolor superba is one of the finest of the striped roses its ground colour is of the darkest crimson, on which its regular stripes of nearly pure white have a good effect; it also bids fair to be constant in its variegation.

Triomphe de Rennes is a very large and finely shaped show rose; the habit of the plant is also most luxuriant, and it forms a fine standard. Tullie is a very large rose, of a bright rose-coloured ground, distinctly and largely spotted; a new rose, and very good. The Prince is also a new rose, violet or slatecoloured, marbled with crimson. Like all the roses of this colour, it requires to be kept from the sun. The Village Maid, or Provins Panachée, is now a well-known rose, varying so much in colour in different soils, that many assert there are two or three varieties; but this is not the case, for there is as yet but one Village Maid Rose, which, in some situations, has red or carnation coloured, in others slatecoloured or purple, stripes.

Uniflore Marbrée has a tendency to produce its flowers on single footstalks, whence its name. It is a good shaped and very double rose, beautifully marbled.

New varieties of this family are raised with

such facility that it would lengthen this little work too much to enumerate and describe all that have been received since the first edition was published. In Appendix, List No. 2., I have given all the good new varieties that have bloomed here, to which are affixed letters > denoting their qualities as in the catalogue for the present season; but as the characters of the variegated roses cannot be given with such facility, a few of the most remarkable must have a passing word.

Panachée pleine which ought perhaps to be called the New Carnation Rose, is a seedling from the Village Maid Rose, with striped flowers, like it in every respect, but more compact and double in its flowers, and better calculated to show as a prize rose singly.

Triomphe de Beauté is also a dark violet crimson rose, prettily streaked with red; this is a very pretty bright-coloured well shaped


Pulchra Marmorea is one of the best of this class, a bright rosy red marbled with white. Superb Marbled, Superbe Marbré, or General Damremont is a finely-shaped full rose, crimson, sometimes marbled very beautifully with purple; this is an inconstant, but when perfect a very superb rose. Arethuse, like à Feuilles à Fleurs Marbré, has its leaves prettily variegated or rather marbled; this is rather a small

but very pretty rose, of a bright rose-colour, spotted with pale blush.


Most of the varieties of Rosa gallica are robust and hardy, and flourish equally as bushes on their own roots, grafted or budded ⚫ on short stems, or as standards; but they cannot be recommended for tall standards, as their growth is too compact to be graceful. To grow them fine for exhibition as single blooms, "show-roses," the clusters of buds should be thinned early in June, taking at least two thirds from each; manure should also be laid round their stems on the surface, and manured water given to them plentifully in dry weather. With this description of culture, these roses will much surpass any thing we have yet seen in this country. To prolong their season of blooming, two plants of each variety should be planted; one plant to be pruned in October, and the other in May. These will be found to give a regular succession of flowers. In winter pruning, shorten the strong shoots to within six or eight buds of the bottom; those that are weak cut down to two or three buds.

To raise self-coloured French roses from seed, they should be planted in a warm dry border sloping to the south, in an open airy situation. The shade of trees is very pernicious to seed-bearing roses, and in planting roses for the purpose of bearing seed it

must be borne in mind that it will give great facility to their management if the plants are planted in pairs close to each other, accident will then often do as much as art in fertilising them; thus the Woodpigeon Rose may be planted with and fertilised by the Tuscany, La Globuleuse with Comte de Murinais, Oriflamme with Assemblage des Beautés, Vesta with Feu Turc, Jean Bart with Princess Victoria, Superb Tuscany with Leopold, La Majestueuse also with the latter; all these roses bear seed often without being fertilised, but the crop is almost certain if that operation is performed; and the above unions are likely to produce roses of decided colours and first-rate qualities.

To raise variegated roses the following, which also bear seed freely, should be selected and planted as before directed,-Aglae Adanson with Anacreon, the Village Maid with Duc d'Orléans, Tricolor and Tricolor Pompon also with the Village Maid. This last union would probably produce some pretty striped


Berlese may also be planted with Seguier, Duc d'Orléans with André Thouin, and the Leopard Rose with Anacreon: these would most likely give pretty spotted roses. Picotée might be fertilised with the Village Maid, and if seed could be procured some fine varieties must be the result; but the central small petals

should be removed with a pair of tweezers from the former rose when its flowers are half expanded, as they are too much crowded to allow it to bear seed. Clear white and crimson striped roses are yet desiderata, as those we possess are inconstant. The Tricolor Rose fertilised with Globe Hip, which abounds in pollen, will be an experiment worth trying.

The Tuscany Rose which is a most convenient variety for imparting dark colours, as it abounds with pollen more than any cultivated rose, should be planted in every rose seminary.


These beautiful roses are exactly intermediate between the French and the Provence rose, partaking, almost in an equal degree, of both parents. They have upon the long and graceful shoots of the Provence the close and more dense foliage of the French rose; and, in some of the varieties, the pale and delicate colouring of the first is enlivened by the rich and deep crimson hues of the latter. The origin of these roses may be soon attested; for, if the Single Moss, or Provence Rose, is fertilised with the farina of Rosa gallica, hybrid Provence roses

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