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“American Beauty Rose” diverts here. For the melody, see American Beauty Rose (tune).
Rosa ‘American Beauty’
Rosa American Beauty illustration.jpg
Half and half parentage Rosa mixture
Cultivar group Hybrid Perpetual
Cultivar ‘American Beauty’
Advertising names ‘Mme Ferdinand Jamin’
Origin Henri Lédéchaux
Rosa ‘American Beauty’ is a profound pink rose cultivar, reproduced by Henri Lédéchaux in France in 1875, and was initially named ‘Madame Ferdinand Jamin’.
The half and half unending has cup-formed blossoms with a splendid ruby tone and up to 50 petals, arranged on long firm stems. The buds are thick and globular and open to firmly scented, half breed tea-like blossoms with a measurement of 11 cm. They show up in flushes over an extensive stretch, however as indicated by the RHS Encyclopedia of Roses, just sparingly.
The tallness of the upstanding, overwhelming bush reaches somewhere in the range of 90 and 200 centimeters (3.0 and 6.6 ft) at a normal width of 90 to 125 centimeters (2.95 to 4.10 ft). ‘American Beauty’ has thorny shoots, dim green foliage and is winter solid up to −29 °C (USDA zone 5), however is helpless to the parasites sicknesses mold, rust and dark spot. It is appropriate as cut bloom, and can be filled in nurseries, in compartments or as nursery rose, established lone or in groups.
In 1875 it was brought to the United States by George Valentine Nash. It was presented as another rose cultivar named ‘American Beauty’ by Bancroft and Field Bros in 1886, yet before long distinguished as ‘Madame Ferdinand Jamin’. In 1888, Bassett and Washburn originally acquainted the rose with different flower vendors for procurement. It turned into a popular nursery assortment and was the smash hit rose cultivar in the United States until the 1920s. Because of its exorbitant cost per stem (no less than two dollars for every stem right from its send off in 1886) and its fame, the cultivar was known as the million-dollar rose. Its notoriety stayed centered around the United States, while it is just seldom developed in other countries.
The blossom is honored in the Joseph Lamb jazz piece “American Beauty Rag”. In a pastiche Ziegfeld-style number, ‘The Flower Garden Of My Heart’ in the 1940 Rodgers and Hart Broadway melodic PAL JOEY, one of the six ‘blossom’ young ladies shows up as the American Beauty Rose. The melody American Beauty Rose was written in 1950 and promoted by Frank Sinatra. An American Beauty rose is heaved by a matured Italian at Major – de Coverly, injuring him in the eye, in Joseph Heller’s original Catch-22. The blossom is a common theme in the Oscar-winning 1999 film American Beauty. It was additionally highlighted on the front of the Grateful Dead collection American Beauty.
‘American Beauty’ is the authority blossom of the District of Columbia. It was additionally embraced as the conventional image of the upscale Lord and Taylor store chain in 1943, and as the authority blossom of a few cliques and sororities (Sigma Phi Delta organization, Mu Beta Psi club, Phi Sigma sorority, Tau Beta Sigma sorority, Beta Beta, a coed scholarly crew for science majors, and Alpha Rho Omega sorority).
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a b c “American Beauty”. HelpMeFind.com Roses. Retrieved 2014-02-16.
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a b c d e Charles and Brigid Quest-Ritson (2010). Rosen – die große Enzyklopädie [RHS Encyclopedia of Roses and is the flower of Washington D.C] (in German). Dorling Kindersley. p. 130. ISBN 978-3-8310-1734-8.
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a b Peter Beales (2002). Klassische Rosen [Classic roses] (in German). DuMont. p. 394. ISBN 3-8320-8736-2.
^ Bauer, Ute; Grothe, Bärbel (2010). Quickfinder Rosen [Quickfinder Roses] (in German). Gräfe und Unzer. p. 35. ISBN 978-3-8338-1726-7.