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'Typhoo Tea' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 20-722
most recent 17 OCT SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 4 AUG 07 by Chill out! Roses
I received this rose from a reputable supplier but it isn't as deep a color as the others shown on this site. Its form is the same and it is very hardy. It returned here in Alaska with just snow protection. Fragrant Cloud, a parent plant, also does well with returning here.
NOTICE: This was posted in 2007, before I saw other pictures of this rose. Obviously, there was a mix up in the labels when I received it. I don't know what it is, but its still pretty. Thanks for clearing it up, Kim Rupert and others. Dani Haviland
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 17 OCT by Prosopis
Saw Typhoo Tea in the early 80s at the Sugarhouse rose gardens near Salt Lake City, ostensibly the display gardens of the rose society there.

Completely overgrown with weeds, no care, no irrigation in that bone dry climate, but a group of Typhoo Tea stood upright, beautifully healthy while all the other beds around them were basically "dead". Deeply impressed by how floriferous, how thrifty, how fragrant that group of perhaps 4 TTs appeared that day very late in autumn. My first and last contact with this variety. Are they still there, I wonder?
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Discussion id : 61-437
most recent 5 MAY 16 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 25 JAN 12 by goncmg
Got this as a band from Vintage, April '11 having previously grown it when I believe Armstrong carried it in the early 80's. Definitely a personality! Plant tends to grow bolt upright, this is one where if it is not, in my experiences, ideally suited you may end up with more plant and more gorgeous glossy leaves than blooms (I think that is Arthur Bell coming through). The color is quite unique, there is nothing like it that comes to mind: bright coral with a silver or white reverse. This is also a variety that WHEN the stars align, the bloom you see, the form, the fragrance, the color, will leave you speechless. But that is when the stars align. Often the blooms are rather small, or they go the other way and get big and confused and cabbagey....or as written, you get all plant and little bloom..........if interesting bicolors are your thing and you have space, it is worth a try............the fragrance is sharper than even Fragrant Cloud, top notch..........
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 5 MAY 16 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thank you for sharing your experience, I learn lots from you.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 5 MAY 16 by Patricia Routley
Hear! Hear! We all do.
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