Boursault roses

These are thought to be hybrids between the Hybrid China Tea roses and, probably, R. pendulina, R. majalis, R. blanda or related species. R. blanda has been used to breed thornless roses. The main features of the group are the arching habit, the early, slightly fragrant flowers, and stems with distinctive deep red bark that is devoid of prickles.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Rosaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Rosa 'Amadis'

Thornless rambling bush to 5 m tall. Flowers semi-double, cup-shaped, reddish purple with a few white streaks. Scentless. Raised by Laffay, France, 1829.

Rosa 'Morlettii'

Bush to 3 m tall. Flowers pink, double. Probably a r. pendulina hybrid raised by Morlet, France, in 1883.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Rosales
family       Rosaceae
genus        Rosa L.