Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Rosa indica and Rosa hemisphaerica
From Choix des Plus Belles Fleurs by Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840), this lovely illustration shows what Redouté identified as Rosa indica and Rosa hemisphaerica.
Because of its form and color, I am inclined to think that this variety of Rosa indica is Rosa indica dichotoma, a rose introduced in France in 1820. The yellow rose, Rosa hemisphaerica, has been recognized since at least the 17th century.
A few facts about Redouté
A few more facts about Redouté