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"Flamingo Gardens Tea" rose Description
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Photo courtesy of Carlene Gerette
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
11 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Orange-pink Tea.
Class:
Found Rose, Tea.  
Bloom:
Orange-pink.  Pale golden yellow, washed with pink, or pink edges. Larger bloom than 'Safrano', similar to 'Catherine Mermet' with a spiral form. Long lasting blooms. Initial bristles on pedicel, but becoming smooth with age, receptacle short and squat.  Mild, tea fragrance.  High-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, compact, thornless (or almost).  
Height of 5' to 6' (150 to 185 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for container rose.  Rain tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.  
Notes:
Malcolm Manners: The plant "originated" in the greenhouses of Florida Southern College. In the late 1980s, we were given a collection of roses that had been originally collected in Barbados and imported to Flamingo Gardens, a botanic garden/zoo in the Fort Lauderdale area. This rose was on that bench, but without a tag, so we called it "Flamingo Gardens Tea." When we showed it to the folks from Flamingo Gardens, to get a positive ID, they assured us that it was not one of their roses, and that they had never seen it before. So its origin with us remains a mystery. In recent years, I've noticed a striking resemblance to 'Souv. de Pierre Notting', and suspect they may be the same rose.
 
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