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'Duchesse de Brabant' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 103-123
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Initial post 5 days ago byPatricia Routley
1924 Hazlewood Bros.
p39. General List. (108) Comtesse de La Barthe (Tea, Bernede 1857) 1. .....Makes a good hedge which accounts for its place in the list, as a few orders for 20 or 30 plants at a time soon elevate any variety. An old sort only asked for in Sydney.
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Discussion id : 100-629
most recent 9 JUN HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 9 JUN byPatricia Routley
1986 New Zealand Rose Annual
p65. Jennifer Howard. Save Our Tea Roses. Many of you will know the pale pink cupped Tea Rose with a "gutsy" constitution, found growing throughout New Zealand. "Teddy" Roosevelt wore a flower of it in his buttonhole. America and the rest of the world seemingly know it as Duchesse de Brabant. In New Zealand we love it and grow it as 'Irene Watts'.
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Discussion id : 99-805
most recent 22 MAY HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 22 MAY byPatricia Routley
1912 Hazlewood Bros.
p9 Tea-Scented Roses. Comtesse la Barthe.......

1922 Hazlewood Bros.
p33. General List. (188) Countess Labarthe (T.) (Bernede) I. Rosy flesh, semi-double, globular blooms. Very freely produced. Makes a good hedge.
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Discussion id : 98-083
most recent 16 MAR HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 16 MAR bytheycallmejoe
I've had this rose (grafted on multiflora) for 3 seasons, 2.5 of which it spent in a small pot situated in less than ideal light--shade from trees local and neighbouring. This season, season 3, seemed to be her year of readiness, putting on fast, red growth and with blooms much larger than I've seen in her short history. She went in the ground in season 3, jumping from pot and running. She was planted at the end of a heat wave (3 weeks of 35C and above weather), and at the beginning of a 2-week spell of heavy rain. Incidentally, two giant trees surrounding had been taken down by the council. She immediately put out 3 big basals, much top growth, all while flowering continuously. Notably, her flowers never balled through the heavy rain (though the petals were mauled by the downpour), and she never showed signs of disease, even from day 1 of life here in a shady yard.

Flowers vary from pure shell pink, to shell pink thinly outlined with darker shade of pink, to pure 'Queen Elizabeth' pink. The family all say she has a "planty" fragrance, which they don't particularly like. But if in her development she is to have the sweet fragrance much described, then that's one more thing to look forward to with this real champion of a rose.
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