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'Safrano' rose References
Book  (1965)  Page(s) 33.  
In the same year (1838) appeared Safrano, raised from crossing Jeune Desprez with Park's Yellow.
Magazine  (1941)  Page(s) 282.  
In 1839 appeared the remarkable Tea Rose 'Safrano,' with the outside petals bright rose and the inner petals butter-yellow ; it appears to have been raised from Parks' Yellow China crossed with Noisette 'Desprez.' 'Safrano' became the head of a special line of yellow and copper Teas including 'Mme. Falcot' (1858), 'Perle des Jardins' (1874) and many others.
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 638.  
Safrano (tea) Beauregard 1838; copper-yellow to butter-yellow, shaded apricot-saffron-yellow and copper-red, medium to large, 3/4-full, opens, lasting, fragrance 7/10, floriferous, continuous bloom, few prickles, growth 6/10. Sangerhausen
Book  (1931)  Page(s) Vol. II, p. 685.  
A certain amount of French otto is also distilled from garden roses. 'Ulrich Brunner,' distilled with other garden blooms, give a fair quality oil or concrete, known as 'Roses de France.' Other varieties which frequently enter into the composition of 'Roses de France' concretes are 'Gruss an Teplitz,' 'Frau Karl Druschky,' Narbonnand, Van Houtte, Safrano, Paul Neyron, Madame Gabriel Luizet, Madame Caroline Testout, Baronne de Rothschild, Mrs. John Laing, Madame Maurice de Luze, François Juranville, Gerbe Rose and Gloire d'un Enfant d'Hiram.
Website/Catalog  (1927)  Page(s) 37.  
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Safrano.  Tea.  Apricot-yellow; fine form.  Splendid old Rose.  Good grower.
Book  (1926)  Page(s) 34.  
Safrano (Beauregard, 1839): no rose-garden is a real rose-garden until Safrano is in it. It is a little old darling - close to a century old - whose lovely buds of saffron and apricot are just about the sweetest things imaginable. I have always wanted a small bed of Safranos edged with forget-me-nots, but in our unaccommodating climate the forget-me-nots stop blooming before Safrano begins, and that's a pity. Farther north, perhaps, or farther south they may be caught together. The plant is fairly hardy; I have several five years old; but even if it had to be replaced each spring, I should still have it. I am not sure just what there is about it I admire and like so much; perhaps it was my first really successful rose.
Website/Catalog  (1922)  Page(s) 30.  
General List. (151) 'Mrs. Frank Bray' (HT) (A. Dickson) F. I. Saffron yellow of good shape, but lacks substance. An improved Safrano.
Website/Catalog  (1914)  Page(s) 15.  
Tea Roses. Safrano. Quite double, apricot with orange, delightful bud
Magazine  (4 Dec 1913)  Page(s) 23.  
Roses in the South.  [A paper by S. W. Crowell, of Roseacres, Miss, read at the third annual meeting of the Mississippi Nurserymen's Association, held at Agricultural College, Miss. continued from The Review for November 27. 1913.]
Tea Roses.
The class of roses dear to all rose growers in the south are the tea roses.  With such varieties as Pink and White Cochet, Helen Good, Duchess de Brabant, Mme. Lambard, Safrano and William R. Smith, this type will ever be truly representative in our southern climate.  This section of everblooming roses seems to embody every delicate tint and color of the rainbow, with vigorous growth and strong, healthy, leathery foliage that is resistant to mildew.  They are persistent bloomers and practically all are highly perfumed, an attribute essential to a perfect rose.
Website/Catalog  (1913)  Page(s) 55.  
Tea Roses.
The Safrano Rose might appropriately be called a buttonhole flower. The buds are delicately moulded and open into excellent flowers. The blossoms are apricot-yellow, changing to the deeper tones of orange, rose and fawn, and possess a delightful fragrance. Blooms throughout the season, and the plant develops into a fine specimen, showing remarkable vigor and freedom from disease. While the Safrano Rose cannot be included in the list of new varieties, it can be included with those Roses that have become favorites with everyone who has a Rose-garden. As time goes on it will continue to hold its place, being retained by those who grow Roses because they love them rather than because they are novelties-- children of the Rose-world rather than tried and true inhabitants.
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