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'Souvenir d'un Ami' rose Description
'Souvenir d'un Ami (tea, Bélot-Défougère, 1844)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of billy teabag
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
40 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Light pink Tea.
Origin:
Bred by M. Bélot-Défougère (France, 1844).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1911 as 'Souvenir d'un Ami'.
Class:
Tea.  
Bloom:
Light pink, white undertones, salmon-pink shading.  Strong, tea fragrance.  Average diameter 3.25".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, globular, nodding or "weak neck" bloom form.  Prolific, occasional repeat later in the season.  
Habit:
Glossy foliage.  3 to 5 leaflets.  
Height of 8' to 9' 10" (245 to 300 cm).  Width of 4' (120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be grown as a shrub.  plant in partial shade for best color.  suitable for a pillar.  
Parentage:
Notes:
The 1902 catalogue of l'Haÿ lists 'Madame Tixier' and 'Souvenir d'un Ami' separately, so they may be two distinct roses.
Vintage Gardens believes "McClinton Tea" might be the true 'Souvenir d'un Ami'.
Pierre Guillot states that 'Souvenir d'un Ami' is a descendant of 'Adam'.- see References.
 
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