Saturday, November 19, 2011
Alfred Parsons: Rosa 'Emmeline'
The HelpMeFind page for this rose describes it as "Armed with thorns / prickles", which is well illustrated in this painting by Alfred Parsons (1847-1920). At the HelpMeFind site there is a photograph of a cane even thornier than the one shown in the detail above.
A few facts about Alfred Parsons
A few facts about Rosa 'Emmeline'
1. This is a medium shrub, about 4 feet by 4 feet.
2. It has been in cultivation since before 1829.
3. There is a wide variety of opinions about its fragrance: "none", "slight", and "strong".
4. It blooms once each year.