This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
T., Bristol, Penna., writes: - "Have you any knowledge of the Gloire de Dijon Rose standing the winter when planted out as far north as this, say twenty miles north of Philadelphia? We have one here that came from the greenhouse of John Sherwood, Bristol, Pa., somewhere between fifteen and twenty years ago, was planted out then, and has been undisturbed ever since. It is not on its own roots, and is planted quite deep, the bud below the surface, in rich soil, against the side of a house; exposure southeast, with no protection but a simple wooden trellis. It grows vigorously, sends out shoots from four to six feet in length, and in a severe winter will lose one-hall or two thirds of its new growth. It blooms well, but most abundantly in spring and fall. Is the Marechal Niel any more tender than the Dijon, and if not, might it not be expected to do as well under the same circumstances?"
[It is generally understood that this rose is one of the hardiest of the Noisette class. - Ed. G. M.]