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'Madame Bravy' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 103-403
most recent 26 JUL 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 26 JUL 17 by Patricia Routley
1862 F. C. Davis, Reedbeds, near Adelaide
p14. Tea-scented China. Mme. Bravy. Cream, very large and double. Highly recommended.
Discussion id : 89-067
most recent 6 NOV 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 6 NOV 15 by CybeRose
The Rose Annual (Royal National Rose Society) 38-53 (1975)
Tea-Scented Roses A Survey

Although 'Niphetos' was also used for breeding, of even greater importance was 'Mme Bravy', sent out in 1846. This is an excellent grower, very free with its cupped cream blooms with pink overtones and a fragrance which has been likened to "expensive face-cream". In the days when honesty in the horticultural trade left much to be desired, unscrupulous nurserymen across the Channel found it financially expedient to cash-in on the high reputation of 'Mme Bravy' by re-introducing it at various intervals under no fewer than six names. English growers, caught by this deception, expressed their annoyance in the gardening press in no uncertain terms … and the annoying practice persists.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 6 NOV 15 by Margaret Furness
It certainly does.
Discussion id : 89-068
most recent 6 NOV 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 6 NOV 15 by CybeRose
The Garden: An Illustrated Weekly Journal of Horticulture in all its branches, Volume 41 No. 1101 p. 554 (Dec 24, 1892)
... I will take the other instance of four synonyms that are bracketed by the National Rose Society, with a parenthetical remark that this variety might well have five. The National Rose Society gives it Alba rosea, Josephine Malton, Mme. Bravy and Mme. de Sertot, but if the best foreign Rose list is to be depended upon, it was known previously as Danzile. Later on it was sent out by Guillot as Mme. Bravy in 1848, by Pernet as Mme. de Sertot in 1859, by Lartey as Alba rosea in 1862, and later still as Josephine Malton. I do not know the introducer of it by the last name, but believe it was sent out in 1870 or 1871, that being about the date it first came under my notice. I think we may take it that both Mme. Bravy and Maurice Bernardin are among the very best of their respective classes, and hence the inducement to send them out among other new (?) varieties. The whole list might be gone through in the same manner and would yield very similar results.
Discussion id : 54-367
most recent 21 MAY 11 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 21 MAY 11 by anonymous-723819
Mme Bravy, Tea. Richmond, Va. From Vintage Rose Garden, Ca.
On the basis of one year's bloom, a lovely rose, here on a concrete porch open to the elements & surviving both the winter & summer, not being watered sufficiently, but this spring repotted in a very large receptacle and repaying the effort.
It seems to be free from diseases. The fine semi-transparent outer petals have a blush pink in the center, a beautiful constrast, unfortunately on what seem the weakest necks in the Tea family. It must look very fine when seen from below. Thorns no trouble.
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