This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The Gardener's Record says: "The Gardener's Chronicle, of Saturday last, gives an illustration of one of the splendid roses in pots, exhibited by Messrs. Paul & Son, at Manchester, at the Great Whitsun Exhibition held there last spring. The variety was Paul Ricaut, and it was seven and a half feet in diameter in one way, by five and a half feet in another; and it was from four to five feet high. The group, of which it formed a part, was considered by Messrs. Paul & Son to he the finest they had ever grown; and the thirteen plants occupied in transit two large railway trucks, which they thoroughly filled."