[Translated by E. M. from the Deutsche Rosen-Zeitung].

Mr. Max Deegan of Kostritz has had a large tea rose in his possession which few people know of. He has long preserved it and it has always proved an exceedingly prolific and flourishing rose. As so many of the good old species have been lost in the ever seeking after new, ones, so this rose formerly was not appreciated, although it is more valuable than many of the newer productions. One can only thank Mr. Deegan, that among all these novelties, he has cherished and protected this pearl of tea roses, and has taken pains to make it accessible to rose growers and friends at a reasonable price. Mr. Deegan calls it a Noisette rose, and rightly; the growth and foliage are that of the tea rose, and the clustered form of the buds points to the Noisette rose variety. At the last year's meeting of the German rose growers in Darmstadt, there were a number of flowers exhibited by the cultivator of this rose, taken from this Nameless Beauty, with the request that if any of those present at the exhibition were acquainted with this species they should let the exhibitor know. A reader of this request thought he recognized the rose from the form, coloring, and the clustered buds, as an old acquaintance, the old Noisette rose "Mme Creard," whose flower the Nameless Beauty resembles very much.

Returning from Darmstadt, in a little trip to Kostritz, we had an opportunity, at Mr. Deegan's, of seeing this rose growing, when we readily discovered the difference. This was a warning to us, against designating the variety, when the specimen cannot be observed upon the plant, for it takes careful and experienced eyes to keep from taking one variety for another. The Nameless Beauty, as Mr. Deegan appropriately calls it, is really an extraordinary beauty, and will again appear in rose collections. Yes she will perhaps be a celebrated beauty, when her value is recognized. Now-a-days we expect a great deal of a rose if it finds favor with a critic. But if the requirements are graceful proportions, not too weak, and not over luxuriant, then we find them in the Nameless Beauty. The form of these flowers must be symmetrical, the coloring pure and the growth prolific, and above all the rose must be fragrant. And the strong yet mild aromatic perfume, and the graceful form of the bud have made it a great favorite with ladies. The color is white, very seldom flesh tinted; sometimes tinted with a light delicate yellow. Particularly in summer, it is very rich in bloom, the flowers appearing until late in the fall.

These thrive too in not very favorable weather.

That this rose was known by no one may signify, perhaps, that in the time when Mr. Deegan's father received this rose, there may have been a mistake made by the firm from which the gentleman received it; perhaps he received some novelty under a different name, which the unknown cultivator missed perhaps later, with a great deal of regret. But "there is nothing new under the sun" says Ben Akiba. Be this as it may, we have here a rose which deserves the warmest commendations, so much more so, because Mr. Deegan has offered it to the friends of roses at a low price. Others perhaps would have called this rose a novelty, and have offered it at a high price.

[This rose seemed to excite so much enthusiasm among German florists, for its great merit as a cut flower, that we were induced to give a full account of it - in August No., 1886 - with an illustration, for the benefit of the Society of American Florists, when they had their meeting in Philadelphia. We are glad to know that our efforts to give early information on a matter of such great importance to the florists of our country have been appreciated. We give this additional note to show how much interest is still excited by the rose in Germany. - Ed. G. M].