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"Alice Vena" rose References
Book  (2011)  Page(s) 32.  
location N: hedge 3a, Alice Vena, 1800, hybrid china, violet-red, medium size, double, tall
Book  (2006)  Page(s) 32.  
Hybrid Chinas...Ombrée Parfaite (Alice Vena, Cora)
Hybrid China (G)    Vibert, 1823 (Provenance: Pickering)
Deep violet to violet-black flowers, double and crisply formed with a lovely light scent. This appears to be identical with the found rose Alice Vena, which has been in commerce for over a decade. Whether or not this is for certain Vibert's introduction of 1823, we leave t the next decade of research. 
Book  (2002)  Page(s) 18.  
Hybrid Gallica. Not rated
Book  (Mar 1999)  Page(s) 29.  
Early 1700s to early 1800s. Large blossoms of rich mauve-purple, produced in clusters... possibly a cross with either a Centifolia or a China Rose.
Book  (Jul 1998)  Page(s) 65-66.  Includes photo(s).
Alice Véna Beginning of the XIXth century (?)
Habit: not as upright as the typical gallicas; quite strong branches; prickles on young wood, practically no bristles. Foliage: medium green; 5 leaflets per leaf, but often 3 or 7, slightly lanceolated. Bloom: clusters of 2 to 10 blooms, most often 5 or 6; medium size, double, but some stamens visible, quartered. Colour: deep purple-violet. slightly velvety, reminds of 'Séguier', 'Ombrée parfaite' and other roses of this colouring, base of visible petals white; fades to violet-lilac. Fragrance: strong. Trade: yes, but rare. Collection: author.
We are not placing this pretty variety as in the rare anglo-saxon notices devoted to it, it is sometimes dated to end of the XVIIIth or to the beginning of the XIXth century. In any case, no trace of it can be found in French souces, the name is probably not the original. It is listed as a hybrid of gallica and China....
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 9.  
Gallica (OGR), mauve, Thought to have some R. gallica and R. centifolia in its parentage. Original name and date unknown. Flowers plum-purple, large blooms in clusters.
Book  (1985)  Page(s) 109.  
Three years ago when Mike Lowe and I scrutinized an imported plant of Hippolyte in his New Hampshire garden, it appeared to be none other than old Alice Vena.
Book  (1985)  Page(s) 109.  
Alice Vena Ever since Mrs. Marian Page , Iowa , described in the 1928 Rose Annual this old found rose by its local name , Alice Vena , its original name has resisted discovery . There is no doubt about its class , hybrid china , or the ...
Magazine  (1962)  Page(s) 205.  
Alice Vena
Article (magazine)  (Dec 1951)  Page(s) 206.  
Alice Vena Hybrid Perpetual (Unknown) Description... velvety plum purple...
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