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'Giant of Battles' rose References
Book  (Dec 2000)  Page(s) 372.  
Géant des Batailles Hybrid Perpetual. Nérard père [with Guillot père] 1846
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 202.  
Hybrid Perpetual (OGR), medium red, 1846, ('Giant of Battles'); Nérard; Guillot Père. Flowers deep fiery crimson, full (85 petals); very fragrant; moderately vigorous growth.
Book  (Jun 1992)  Page(s) 131.  
Géant des Batailles (Translation, 'Battle-Giant') Hybrid Perpetual. Nérard/Guillot père, 1846. [Author cites information from different sources.]
Sparkling red, changing to dark lilac... Crimson, shaded with purple... liable to mildew...
Book  (1986)  Page(s) 106.  
Géant des Batailles
Hybrid Perpetual (1846)
... blood-red, fragrant
Book  (1985)  Page(s) 12.  
Monsieur Nérard named 'Géant des Batailles' and entrusted Guillot with the introduction of it in 1846... within two years [William Paul called it] 'a broad step in the right direction' and 'a beautiful rose'...
Article (magazine)  (Dec 1951)  Page(s) 209.  
Giant of Battles Hybrid Perpetual. Nevard 1845. Description... No giant by any means... Blooms are crimson purple...
Book  (1935)  Page(s) 176, 185.  
Page 176: [Ellwanger showed that the most prolific Hybrid Perpetual seed-bearers were:] 'La Reine', 'Jules Margottin', 'Victor Verdier', 'Géant des Batailles', 'Général Jacqueminot', and 'Charles Lefebvre'.
Page 185: Giant of Battles is considered to be a seed descendant of 'GLoire des Rosomanes' but "doubtless has Bourbon blood in its veins"... brilliant crimson shaded somewhat with purple-velvet...
Website/Catalog  (1913)  Page(s) 18.  
Hybrid Perpetual Roses.
Giant of Battles
The flowers of this variety are extremely large in proportion to the size of the plant. The latter is dwarf with slender shoots, but the blossoms are full and heavy. The fragrance is sweet and continuous. The blossoms come upon the plant quite freely, and the stems appear heavy laden beneath their burden of fiery crimson color- a veritable burst of radiance that suggests the name of this Rose. Because the bush requires so little room, if for no other reason, the Rose-lover should have several of the plants growing in conspicuous places about the home.
Magazine  (10 Jun 1911)  Page(s) 278.  
The Parentage of Roses.
The following list of the world's Roses and their parentage has been compiled by Mr. Robert Daniel, 38 Russell Road. Fishponds, Bristol, and by his kind permission we are enabled to publish it...
Geant des Batailles... Hybrid Perpetual, Nerard, 1845, Seedling Rose des Rosomanes
Magazine  (1910)  Page(s) 171.  
Géant des Batailles. — Bonne et vieille rose très populaire, au beau coloris rouge feu, très grande, s'ouvrant bien, très odorante, rustique. A recommander et de premier mérite. Obtenue par Nérard, en 1846, répandue et multipliée en grand nombre depuis cette époque, déjà lointaine.
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