Rosa Rubiginosa, (Sweet Briar, Elegantine.)

Other species of single wild roses are common, but the sweet briar is the most worthy. The charming fragrance which it exhales at "early morn or dewy eve," the soft and airy expression of its foliage, the unassuming beauty of its flowers, have always rendered it a favorite; and whether we find it adorning some humble cottage, or luxuriating in its native haunts, it ever appears appropriate and beautiful.


Size - medium. Form - obovate, acute pyriform, angular; surface uneven and knobby. Stem - about one inch long, fleshy at the base. Color - dull greenish yellow, almost entirely overspread with russet. Flesh - white, melting, and juicy, with a delicious, brisk, sub-acid flavor. Season - middle of October to 1st of November. Class - "very good" - promises to be classed as one of the "best"

Rose America

Mr. Thomas G. Ward, of Washington, D. C, brings out the present spring the rose America, a Noisette, and a cross between Solfaterre and Saffrano, to which great merit is ascribed in certificates of those who have seen it. We shall probably have an early opportunity of seeing and verifying the descriptions.

Mr. Peioxand, Baltimore, brings out his valuable new rose, the "George Peabody." See advertisement.

Rose America #1

We have before us this new candidate, raised by Professor Page, and now on sale by Thomas G. Ward, of Washington, D. C. It is an acquisition, being a fragrant Noisette, hardy in the District of Columbia, and a good bloomer. From the same source are now offered several Bourbon pillar roses.

Rose Article

We have invited Mr. C. P. Hayes, of the firm of Miller & Hayes, of Germantown, Pa., to write for us some articles on New Roses, and he has acceded with pleasure. The first appears in our pages this month, and others will follow in the course of the year. This firm are the largest growers of New Roses in this country, and their experience is good authority. Florists will find it worth while to follow this series with close interest.

The eminent European rose grower, Eug. Verdier, has complimented Messrs. Miller & Hayes, in his new Catalogue for the Fall of 1873, by naming one of his select 12 best roses, chosen from 50,000 other seedlings, as the Miller & Hayes Rose.

We trust this pleasant practice of international courtesy may prevail, for in no better way can American and European horticultural interests be made of mutual interest.

Rose Congress

There is to be held an International Hose Congress at Geneva, Switzerland, on the 3d, 4th and 5th of July, this year. Discussions and essays on roses may be expected from all the best rose-growers of Europe.

Rose Gen. Von Moltke

This new hybrid perpetual, originated by Messrs. Bell, of Norwich, England, is described as the purest scarlet rose in cultivation, and very distinct in color and character. Flowers are brilliant, velvety orange scarlet, slightly shaded with pure carmine, large, very double, of perfect shape and robust growth. It is abundantly and continuously in bloom from June to November.