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'Saffrona' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 105-455
most recent 10 SEP HIDE POSTS
Initial post 10 SEP by Give me caffeine
Despite this rose not being listed as thornless (or almost) I am finding it easy to get along with. There are some thorns on it, but they are easy to work around, and don't seem to be where they'll cause much trouble.

It is perfectly possible to deadhead the entire bush without gloves, and without getting ripped to bits. You don't even really need secateurs, as the pedicels are easy to nip off with just your thumbnail and forefinger.

The other nice thing about large Teas is you don't have to grovel around in the dirt to work on them. Everything is at a handy height, at least until they get so big that you need a ladder.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 10 SEP by Patricia Routley
It is easy to just nip the pedicels off, but you will make a Tea more compact if you deadhead back two eyes (or sets of leaves)
Reply #2 of 2 posted 10 SEP by Give me caffeine
Well yes, cutting more off it would make it more compact. So far I haven't bothered.
Discussion id : 104-345
most recent 12 AUG HIDE POSTS
Initial post 12 AUG by scvirginia
from The Floral World and Garden Guide, June 1873, p.166:
Yellow Roses.
It will be of some service to the amateur, perhaps, if we run through the list of yellow teas in alphabetical order, and make such remarks on the more important of them as appear necessary.
Madame Falcot is a famous rose, more double and deeper in the apricot tint than Safrano, which acquires a tint of buff when full out; neither of them is yellow enough to rank among the yellow roses.
Discussion id : 104-077
most recent 5 AUG HIDE POSTS
Initial post 5 AUG by scvirginia
From Paul's The Rose Garden, 1863, p.273:
The Tea-Scented Rose.
102. † Safrano; flowers saffron to apricot in the bud, changing to pale buff, large and very double; form, cupped. A pretty and hardy variety, worthy of place in every collection.

[Teas] which are marked †, are far hardier than the others, and form good Standards.
Discussion id : 103-695
most recent 30 JUL HIDE POSTS
Initial post 30 JUL by scvirginia
From Extrait du Catalogue des cultures des Frères Cels, Paris, 1847, p.40:
Rosiers. Thés.
Safrano moyenne, multiflore, jaune passant au blanc jaunâtre. 1 franc
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