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"Anna Olivier Bermuda Mystery Rose" Description
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Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
57 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Medium yellow Tea.
Origin:
Bred by Jean-Baptiste André (fils) Guillot (1827-1893) (France, 1876).
Introduced in France by Guillot/Roseraies Pierre Guillot in 1881 as 'Étoile de Lyon'.
Class:
Found Rose, Tea.  
Bloom:
Golden-yellow, darker center. [Lemon-yellow.].  Receptacle is usually a square cup shape. Pedicel is glandular.  Moderate, tea fragrance.  Very large, very double, borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, scalloped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Short, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy.  Medium green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 6' (60 to 185 cm).  Width of 5' (150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  Prune dead wood.  Resist the urge to prune this rose too heavily -- it doesn't like it!.  
Notes:
Pierre Guillot states that 'Etoile de Lyon' is a descendant of 'Safrano'.- see References.
The San Jose Heritage Rose Garden identifies their 'Etoile de Lyon' as a Santa Cruz/Grant clone.
Refer comment of September 23, 2010 for identification of "Bermuda's Anna Olivier'.
 
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