Hollyhocks & Roses
Spider Mites

American Beauty Rose


At the Empire Mine, in Grass Valley, I marveled that a Rose with 'American' in its name could be so old. I thought such roses were usually 'modern'. American Beauty is a great gorgeous thing, but its blooms were past their peak– I took the picture in hopes of matching it with the rose some day.


That evening, after dinner,  during a stroll through Jan Hedman's garden, my wish came true.


At helpmefind, while copying a link for you, I found this––– "In 1886, American Beauty
was introduced into commerce in the USA from a plant collected from the garden of American historian, George Bancroft. That rose was propagated and sold by Field Bros. under the name American Beauty, which was later identified as the 1875 French-bred Hybrid Perpetual Mme Ferdinand Jamaim (!)