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'Baltimore Belle' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 87-784
most recent 11 SEP 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 11 SEP 15 by CybeRose
Magazine of Horticulture 8: 134-135 (April 1842)
Art. IV. Some notice of a new variety of the Michigan Rose, (Rosa rubifolia)
By An Amateur

Baltimore Belle, with blush centre, flowering in large clusters.
Discussion id : 87-762
most recent 10 SEP 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 9 SEP 15 by CybeRose
The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste, Volume 5(2): 101-102 (Aug 1850)
The Prairie Rose—Rosa Rubifolia
A. Fahnestock
Syracuse Journal

Mrs. Hannah Levering of Baltimore, Md., having removed to Lancaster, Ohio, forwarded seeds of the wild Prairie Rose to Mr. Samuel Feast, an eminent florist of Baltimore, who planted the same, and after they had vegetated, permitted a few to climb over a bed of Noisette roses. The blossoms of the Prairie became (many of them) impregnated from the pollen of the Noisettes. The seeds from the Prairie roses were carefully gathered and planted, and from the many seedlings, the following new varieties were produced, all fine double roses:

1. Beauty or Queen of Prairies.—Large beautiful deep pink, very double, exquisite form, frequently with a white stripe. This is the so called Double Michigan, prevalent in your city.
2. Perpetual Pink.—Pink, changing to purple, very double, flowers several times during the season . large clusters.
3. Baltimore Belle.—Blooming in large clusters, full double, light blush, with a deeper centre. This rose possesses a valuable character, different from the other two, being as fragrant as a Tea rose. These are all vigorous climbers.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 10 SEP 15 by Patricia Routley
Thanks Karl. Reference added.
Discussion id : 64-910
most recent 8 JUN 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 8 JUN 12 by CybeRose
Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries 10: 246-248 (July 1844)
Art. II. Descriptions of Mr. Feast's Seedling Rubifolia or Prairie Roses. By the Editor.
Baltimore Belle.—Flowers, white with blush centre, cupped, and very double; clusters, very large, often numbering thirty to forty flowers: foliage, large, pale green, having a rugose appearance on the surface; spines, strong and rather distant.
Discussion id : 37-628
most recent 1 JUL 09 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 30 JUN 09 by Margaret Furness
I'm told that the rose grown in Australia as Baltimore Belle is the same as the photos of the one at Roses Loubert, but is different from the one grown in the US.
Reply #1 of 5 posted 30 JUN 09 by Patricia Routley
Margaret, I've tried to find that photo of Loubert's, but not had any luck. Have you managed to find it? Do you have any photo's of the rose grown in Australia?
Reply #2 of 5 posted 30 JUN 09 by jedmar
Here is the link:
Reply #4 of 5 posted 30 JUN 09 by Cass
The Loubert rose is definitely not the rose we grow in the USA.
Reply #3 of 5 posted 30 JUN 09 by Margaret Furness
I can photograph my plant when the gale stops but of course it's not flowering. In bloom it looked very much like a larger-flowered version of Felicite-Perpetue. (The comment on ID came from G and P.)
Reply #5 of 5 posted 1 JUL 09 by Patricia Routley
Thank you Jedmar, Cass and Margaret. I now know exactly where to plant mine - on the fence and fairly near to the Felicite-Perpetue, which came from the creeks around Nannup, WA.
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