'Madame de Watteville' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Dirk Rojahn
White, near white or white blend Tea.
White, salmon-pink shading, pink edges. [Cream, pink edges.]. Strong fragrance. up to 60 petals. Average diameter 2.75". Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, cupped, flat, ruffled bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Ovoid buds.
Armed with thorns / prickles, upright. Light green foliage.
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .
Pierre Guillot states that 'Mme de Watteville' is a descendant of 'Adam'.- see References.
In Europe and USA 'Mlle Franziska Kruger', and in Australia 'Mme Joseph Schwartz' and Etoile de Lyon' have all sometimes been sold as 'Mme de Watteville'.
[Notes for "Kombacy Marianne"
A tea rose found by Margaret Furness in family garden started c1900 near Mildura on the Murray River, Australia. "Kombacy" is the name of the house where the parent plant grows.
Bud: cream (sometimes greenish), with carmine/ lilac pink/ salmon pink shading on petal edges)
Bloom: Varying cream (whitish, yellow, salmon) washed with varying amounts of pink (purplish pink through rose pink to salmon pink), often with a distinct pink edge.
When whitish cream with a delicate rose pink edge the bloom looks pristine, when salmon colours predominate, flowers tend to have a dirtier appearance. Outer petals show weather damage, browning on petal edges.
Petals edges often ruffled or undulating.
Partly open bud is high-centred, but opens fully to a cupped bloom with a concave face, sometimes with pads of un-opened petals in centre.
In hotter weather, the blooms open flat and imbricated.
Blooms 7-9 cm
Double to very double. Petal count average 60
Solitary blooms or simple cymes, held upright or slightly nodding.
Pedicel, receptacle and sepals are all glandular.
Receptacle has a whitish bloom that gives it a matte, powdery appearance. If rubbed off, the receptacle is a bright, apple green colour.
Receptacle is a cup shape, often slightly flared, often elongated.
Foliage light, bright to mid green, fresh & glossy when new, aging leathery; shape elliptical pointed to rounded oval, aging broader – some leaflets approaching a rounded shape.
Twiggy habit, moderately well armed with small to medium descending to slightly hooked prickles.
Fragrance moderate; complex, slightly fruity Tea, sweet and dry notes.
Occasional seasonal mildew.]