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'Gilbert Nabonnand' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 98-234
most recent 29 MAR HIDE POSTS
Initial post 29 MAR byGive me caffeine
Updated information:

Flowers aren't much chop over summer, but the bush itself still looks good and does it without needing to be fussed over. That, in my opinion, is of primary importance.

Autumn and winter flowers are drop dead gorgeous.

This one is a keeper.
Discussion id : 90-577
most recent 26 JAN 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 26 JAN 16 byGive me caffeine
The description page says the size is 1.5 metres high by 0.9 metres wide. However, the latest reference for this rose gives the size as "massive" and "nine feet high". Chapman et al describe it as "tall and spreading", implying a width that equals or exceeds the height.

Obviously size will depend on age and growing conditions, but 1.5 x 0.9 metres does seem a bit on the skimpy side.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 26 JAN 16 byPatricia Routley
Perhaps in a cold climate. But mine is almost 9 feet high so we've kept the cold climate 4 feet and added the hot climate 9 feet. I had hoped that those Administrators more intimately involved with the teas would correct these anomalies.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 26 JAN 16 byGive me caffeine
I assume the sport, 1902 'Peace', would grow to similar size. I notice the description page for that one doesn't currently give a size at all.
Discussion id : 39-175
most recent 5 OCT 09 SHOW ALL
Initial post 14 SEP 09 byCarlene
Several tea roses "ball" and won't open properly in the spring-time here in humid Houston (Rosette Delizy, Amazone, Mrs. Dudley Cross, Niles Cochet). Does G. Nabonnand have a problem with balling in humid weather? Please let me know, thanks!
Reply #1 of 1 posted 5 OCT 09 byNorth Houston Roses
I have had G. Nabonnand growing in partial shade for about a year. I got it from the Antique Rose Emporium, so it started out as a larger plant. it is now about 3.5 feet tall and blooms in regular cycles. I have never had any problems with the blooms balling, nor have the thrips been a problem, even though they were quite bad on some of my other varieties this year
Discussion id : 32-039
most recent 2 DEC 08 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 2 DEC 08 bybilly teabag
This rose was introduced as 'G. Nabonnand' and although in the intervening years we see the 'G.' replaced with 'Gilbert', 'Georges' or 'George' in various publications and catalogues, the correct name is simply 'G. Nabonnand'.

In the Journal des Roses, July 1892 the entry on G. Nabonnand (reproduced in R.E. Edberg's Encyclopaedia of Antique Roses Volume III pp99-100), begins:
Tea 1888
The variety G. Nabonnand (and not Georges Nabonnand, as is written heedlessly, and in spite of our recommendations, on the chromolithograph), was gotten as a seedling by Messieurs Ph. Nabonnand et ses fils, rose-growers in Golfe-Juan, and dedicated to Monsieur Gilbert Nabonnand pere......."

And the accompanying chromolithograph of this rose is captioned 'Rose Georges Nabonnand' with the 'eorges' crossed out, leaving 'Rose G Nabonnand'
Reply #1 of 2 posted 2 DEC 08 by Jocelen
This is correct.

We will amend our records. Thank you Billy.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 2 DEC 08 bybilly teabag
Many thanks Jocelen
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