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'Monsieur Tillier' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 93-575
most recent 25 JUL SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 19 JUN 16 by Give me caffeine
I was asking Billy about the ultimate size of some Teas, so I could allow enough space for them in a new bed. She said her Tillier is now around 5 metres high and wide, after a decade or so. In case anyone was wondering how big this rose likes to get if given a chance.
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Reply #1 of 4 posted 19 JUN 16 by Patricia Routley
Huge! Here after 19 years, it is probably 4m x 4m and competing with Sequoia roots.
The sizes are Height: 120cm - 205cm. Let's increase that to 200 x 500cm.
Width is now 90cm-305cm and I think 200-500 is more realistic.
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Reply #2 of 4 posted 24 NOV by billy teabag
Fondly known by more than one as "The Big Tea" and "Monster Tillier".
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Reply #3 of 4 posted 29 MAR by Give me caffeine
A healthy beast indeed. I would be satisfied with something like that.

Mine seems to be settling in nicely but it's still quite small.
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Reply #4 of 4 posted 25 JUL by Give me caffeine
Ah yes, well. That thing about it still being "quite small". Umm, it's now as tall as I am. This is after a few months of autumn and winter. God knows what's going to happen when spring hits.

Not that it matters. I gave it enough space to do Mermaid imitations if it wants to.
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Discussion id : 94-622
most recent 29 AUG 16 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 29 AUG 16 by Margaret Furness
Evergreen in zone 9b.
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Discussion id : 94-465
most recent 19 AUG 16 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 19 AUG 16 by Steven Cook
This is listed at Rogue Valley Roses as "Monsieur William Tillier."
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 19 AUG 16 by jedmar
Definitely no "William" in the name - if at all, it would have been "Guillaume". This can only qualify as a hidden name and should not be propagated as a synonym!
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Discussion id : 93-847
most recent 2 JUL 16 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 2 JUL 16 by Give me caffeine
Have just been sniffing the first bud on the Tillier I acquired the other day. Chapman et al (infamous Tea rose book) describe the scent as "a strong, warm, sweet Tea, with undertones of musk and fruit salad".

Not a bad description, IMO. It certainly smells delicious. The only quibble I have is that, based on this and Safrano, the things Chapman describes as "undertones" are more like equal components to my nose. Which is all good, as the combination smells great.
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