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'Baltimore Belle' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 117-126
most recent 11 JUN 19 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 11 JUN 19 by Ms.Lefty
Available from - High Country Roses
Discussion id : 117-124
most recent 11 JUN 19 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 11 JUN 19 by Ms.Lefty
I just read the discussion of "Baltimore Belle (Repeat Version)," and was wondering whether anyone who grows the original BB experiences occasional blooms later in the season, as HMF's description notes.

And since BB is a hybrid of a repeat-blooming rose and a once-bloomer, does its spring flush last longer than true once-bloomers? I used to grow Shailer's Provence - which I understand has some China in it - and it bloomed for a much longer period than other once-bloomers.

I'm thinking about growing BB, as I live in Baltimore, MD, but I have a small garden and need to be careful not to get carried away with the once bloomers. Right now, I only grow one - a found rose that I'm fond of.

Thanks for any help you can offer!
Discussion id : 27-681
most recent 13 FEB 19 SHOW ALL
Initial post 23 JUN 08 by Don H
According to the Thomas Jefferson Foundation it was William Prince and his son William Rogers Prince of Flushing, New York who hybridized Baltimore Belle. See
Reply #1 of 2 posted 13 FEB 19 by StefanDC
The link included in the original post seems to be broken now, but anyone interested can currently still find the document here:

However, it does not suggest that 'Baltimore Belle' was hybridized by Prince, which would be entirely at odds with the long written history that firmly credits Samuel Feast as its originator. The only mention of this cultivar in the article states, "He [Prince] paid special attention to hybrids of the prairie rose, Rosa setigera, the most celebrated being the magnificent 'Baltimore Belle'."
Reply #2 of 2 posted 13 FEB 19 by Don H
Good catch, Stefan, thanks.
Discussion id : 87-967
most recent 22 SEP 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 21 SEP 15 by CybeRose
Canadian Rose Annual, 1993 pp. 49-63
The Evolution of Climbing Roses
Stephen Scaniello
p. 51
A Climber that was derived from an unknown Noisette is 'Baltimore Belle', bred in Baltimore, Maryland around 1837 by the Feast brothers. They were prominent horticulturists and greenhouse men who were very much involved with the Maryland Horticultural Society. They tried to breed roses from one of our native roses, the Prairie Rose. We suspect that one of the other unknown parents of 'Baltimore Belle' could be an unknown Noisette. One indication is its inflorescence, which is similar to that of an early Noisette which is similar to the inflorescence of the Musk Rose.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 22 SEP 15 by Patricia Routley
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