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Discussion id : 103-087
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Initial post 21 JUL by scvirginia
From Mackay's The Australian Agriculturalist, 1897, p.275:
Specialities in Roses.—The number of kinds catalogued is unlimited. The great desideratum is, of course, to secure those which are of vigorous growth, good, healthy, and pleasing foliage, good-shaped flowers, and free-blooming disposition. Those qualities are found largely among the tea-scented and Noisette kinds, the following amongst them:
Safrano, buff
...These and many others are reliable for garden decoration and for cut flowers.
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Discussion id : 103-067
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Initial post 21 JUL by scvirginia
From the 1861 catalogue of Pomaria Nurseries, Pomaria, SC, p.86:
Tea-Scented Roses. 50 cents each, $5 per dozen.
Safrano — Large, lovely in bud, fawn, a great favorite; cupped.
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Discussion id : 102-902
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Initial post 19 JUL by scvirginia
From Flore des Serres, vol. 7, 1851, p.141:
Miscellanées.
Caractères de Rosiers remontants.
7e Section. — Rosiers Thés.
Ces Rosiers ont beaucoup de rapport avec les précédents [Bengales ou Indica]; ils ont l'écorce des rameaux très lisse, sont peu épineux; les feuilles sont luisantes et les fleurs souvent solitaires à l'extrémité de rameaux tellement flexibles que dans la plupart des cas ces fleurs sont renversées et qu'on ne les voit que par leur face inférieure. Les rameaux s'allongent ordinairement très peu; cependant, quand les sujets sont vigoureux, ils développent des rameaux plus allongés, plus gros, qui se tiennent mieux et qui se terminent par des panicules de 3 à 5 fleurs, quelquefois davantage.
Exemples: Devoniensis, Safrano, Souvenir d'un ami, Vicomtesse Decazes, Elisa Sauvage, Burès, Goubault, Moiré, le Pactole, etc.
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Discussion id : 102-490
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Initial post 11 JUL by CybeRose
Gardener's Monthly and Horticulturist - Volume 6 - Page 90 (March 1864)
Saffrano, in the bud state, is one of the most beautiful, but the expanded flower is thin and poor; the buds are apricot, the flowers fawn color; the plant grows so freely, flowers so abundantly, and is withal so uncommon in color, that it forms a most attractive object in the garden.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 17 JUL by Give me caffeine
Thin and poor? That doesn't seem to fit the ones I've seen. The hot weather blooms aren't impressive, but the autumn and winter ones (in a suitable climate) are really good. Beautifully scented too, albeit only of moderate strength.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 19 JUL by CybeRose
I haven't growing it, myself. I'm informed that it does vary considerably with environmental conditions and stock (when grafted).
Karl
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