'Général Dubourg' rose References
Book (Dec 2000) Page(s) 372.
Général Dubourg Hybrid Perpetual. Nérard père [with Armand] pre-1848
Book (1936) Page(s) 220.
Dubourg, Général (HP) ? ; flesh-coloured to pink, medium to large, double, little repeat
Book (1899) Page(s) 70.
Général Dubourg, HR, carné
Book (1880) Page(s) Annex, p. 53.
hybrid perpetual, china, Général Dubourg, flesh-coloured, medium size, full, weak repeat.
Website/Catalog (1861) Page(s) 63.
72. Général Dubourg.
Website/Catalog (1858) Page(s) 22.
General Dubourg, pink.
Book (1852) Page(s) 108.
Bourbon roses .. General Dubourg, do., very fragrant
Magazine (1849) Page(s) 311.
Pyramids of Everblooming Roses.—
Dear Sir: Nothing is so easily grown as a Prairie rose, as your readers are all aware. It is so vigorous, so healthy, and so hardy. The best mode of growing it in the garden, is trained to a stout pole about eight feet high. In this mode it forms a fine pyramid of foliage; and if the best sorts—such for instance, as the "Queen of Prairies"—are chosen, the effect, when in full bloom, is quite magnificent.
But the Prairie roses only bloom once. After June, one has no flowers on these fine pyramids. Thinking of this defect it occurred to me three years ago to bud a couple of these pyramids in various places with the hardier Bourbon Roses. It has succeeded to a charm. They unite very readily with the Prairie stock, and bloom abundantly for several months after the blossoms on the Prairie shoots are past by. I have one before my window at this moment, (July 12,) on which Souvenir de Malmaison and General Dubourg are loaded with flowers. I do not cover the whole pyramid with the everblooming shoots, (though perhaps this would be the best course,) but prune the Prairie shoots in so as to preserve a due balance, and give each a fair chance.—Horticulturist.
Book (1849) Page(s) Descriptive List, p. 9.
Bourbon roses...Dubourg General Dubourg, expanded, pale blush, large, robust growth.
Magazine (1847) Page(s) 248.
By Messers Elwanger and Harry of the Mount Hope Nurseries of Rochester: Twenty nine varieties of roses, viz. of Hybrid Perpetuals ... of Bourbons, Henry Plantier, Gen'l Dubourg, Princesse Clementine, Hermosa ..