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The First Eighteen Chinas, Part I-IV
(21 Jan 2000)  Page(s) 1.  
Cartier's double variety would be 'Bengale Centfeuilles' (Cartier, 1804), syn. 'A Fleurs tres Doubles'... the attribution of 'Bengale Centfeuilles' to Noisette, which has formerly prevailed, appears to be incorrect...
(21 Jan 2000)  Page(s) 1.  
[Dickerson says] We see a 'Champneys' Bengale Rose' credited to "Champneys, 1800," though I suspect that this is simply a synonym for the first Noisette 'Champneys' Pink Cluster'...
(21 Jan 2000)  Page(s) 1.  
The Occident's first China... It had arrived in France, via England, by 1798... [Dickerson explains the difficulty in pinning down names and dates for the older roses and explains:] Rosarians call 'Parsons' Pink China' the "first China," even while assigning an earlier date for the "second China" 'Slater's Crimson China'...
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