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'Monsieur Tillier' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 93-575
most recent 29 MAR SHOW ALL
Initial post 19 JUN 16 byGive 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.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 19 JUN 16 byPatricia 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.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 24 NOV bybilly teabag
Fondly known by more than one as "The Big Tea" and "Monster Tillier".
Reply #3 of 3 posted 29 MAR byGive 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.
Discussion id : 94-622
most recent 29 AUG HIDE POSTS
Initial post 29 AUG byMargaret Furness
Evergreen in zone 9b.
Discussion id : 94-465
most recent 19 AUG HIDE POSTS
Initial post 19 AUG bySteven Cook
This is listed at Rogue Valley Roses as "Monsieur William Tillier."
Reply #1 of 1 posted 19 AUG byjedmar
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!
Discussion id : 93-847
most recent 2 JUL 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 2 JUL 16 byGive 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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