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'Ayrshire Splendens' rose References
Book  (2000)  Page(s) 562.  
‘Splendens’/’Ayrshire Splendens’/Rosa arvensis splendens = Ayrshire – blanc. ‘Splendens’ est peut-être le plus beau de ces hybrides, avec ses fleurs blanches semi-doubles, frôlées de rose au revers de leurs pétales lâches… senteur de myrrhe… Très souple, vêtu d’un feuillage fin, il rampe ou grimpe et atteint 4m. Avant 1837.
Book  (Sep 1996)  Page(s) 62.  Includes photo(s).
An Ayrshire, blush-pink.
Book  (1994)  Page(s) 50, 51.  Includes photo(s).
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Page 51: Splendens Known before 1841, 'Splendens' is a descendant of the Ayrshire roses. It is historically interesting as one of the first climbing roses used on pillars and walls and as a weeping standard. It is vigorous...
Book  (Jul 1993)  Page(s) 100.  
Splendens Description... blush-white, tinted with cream, semi-double...
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 571.  
Splendens Ayrshire, pale flesh to creamy blush, ('Ayrshire Splendens'; 'Myrrh-Scented Rose'); R. arvensis hybrid; Prior to 1837. Description.
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 44.  
Many of the earliest varieties of English roses had an almost unique, spicy fragrance sometimes described as that of myrrh... Exactly how this scent occurred in our roses is something of a mystery. The only answer I can suggest is that 'Belle Isis', one of the founding parents of the English Roses, may have had among its antecedents a variety of the Ayrshire Roses called 'Ayrshire Splendens' … also known as the 'Myrrh-scented Rose' … the only rose, as far as I am aware, to have this particular fragrance. The first English Rose, 'Constance Spry' … has this scent to a marked degree.
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 134.  
location 120/1+3, R. arvensis Hudson, var. splendens, MYRRH-SCENTED ROSE, SYNSTYLAE, England, light pink, well double, small-medium, good fragrance, solitary or cluster-flowered, creeping, well-branched, dark green medium size matte-glossy foliage, 5-7 leaflets, yellow-green medium size matte pear-shaped fruit, extended sepals, fall off early
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 84-85.  Includes photo(s).
Splendens (Ayrshire Splendens, Myrrh-Scented Rose) A rambler of unknown origin. Growth up to 5 m. Once-flowering. Said to be scented of myrrh. ...
Book  (Dec 1985)  Page(s) 254.  Includes photo(s).
('The Myrrh-scented Rose') Origin and parentage unknown. Description... flowers: white with hints of pink at the edges of each petal, cupped... an unusual perfume...
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