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'Madame Lombard' rose References
Article (newspaper)  (Jul 2015)  Page(s) 2.  Includes photo(s).
In the February, 2010 issue of the Karri Pigeon I wrote of the history of the two old tea roses by the Nannup Bridge. The yellow one was only just surviving when I last passed by, and the pink one has now been long gone. When I first saw it in 1997 I took cuttings of the pink, most of which struck and I now have three bushes growing in what I call The Tea Garden. Later on in 2000, Noelene Drage sent me down cuttings of what was supposed to be ‘Freiherr von Marschall’, but with time, these turned out to be the same as the Nannup pink. In that same wild collecting year, Maureen Scherini took me to her aunt’s property, Elwin, east of Bridgetown and I gathered in four roses, one of which turned out to be the pink tea. These last two teas were both planted in The Plot, a long and narrow bed alongside the road. I name all my garden beds with distinctive names that can be used in my garden records book. There was struggling to find an appropriate name for this new bed, but in the end, it just became The Plot. Now the five tea roses are listed in my records book as growing in Tea Gdn-NNW, Tea Gdn-W, Tea Gdn-SW, Plot-Mid-W-8 and Plot-mid-11. I now can’t remember when and how it hit home that all five roses were the same. The basic colouring is pink with darker outer petals, but tea roses are so variable in their colouring that it usually takes many years to be quite sure. Early references usually called it salmon-rose. Since 1983 modern references copy each other ad infinitum with the description of “deeper centres” and I am puzzled by that. I am now almost sure that my bushes are all the 1877 Mme. Lambard, bred by Lacharme in France. Only the seed parent ‘Mme. De Tartas’ is known, for in 1877 they were only just beginning to learn about camel hair pollinating brushes then and the birds and the bees did all the interesting work. In 1931 ‘Mme Lambard’ was described as growing “nine feet high and as much through”. In Northcliffe my bushes are about 2m x 2m with some very bare legs. It really does need to be under-planted with some low shrubbery. ‘Mme. Lambard’ (not Lombard – that is a modern typo which is often repeated) has a distinguishing signature that not exactly tells you immediately, but rather alerts you to the possibility that the bush may be ‘Mme. Lambard’. Every bloom sets a hip and every hip grows to the size of a tombola marble. I now no longer deadhead my tea roses and when the bushes start to naturally drop their hips and carpet the ground, the sight always brings to mind a verse from Andrew Marvel’s poem The Garden:.... Stumbling on melons....
Book  (2008)  Page(s) 130.  
'Mme. Lambard'. .....So what is the 'typical Mme. Lambard' like? The most usual description of the colour of 'Mme. Lambard' is mid-pink to salmon with coppery overtones and a strong yellow at the base of the petals. Some references say 'Mme. Lambard' is paler in the centre, others that it is darker, but both variants can be seen on the bush at the same time. The centre looks paler when the outer petals are at their youngest and brightest, but darker when the outer petals fade. It has also been noted that the colours of 'Mme. Lambard' tend to be deeper and more vivid in cooler weather......
Book  (2006)  Page(s) 87.  
Mme. Lambard
"Bloomfield Cemetery Tea" Good, reliable rebloom. Best fragrance. [Robinson, collected[
It would be difficult to give one description for the coloring of this rose, except to say that it comes in shades of pink, buff, apricot, flush, and coppery yellow. So variable is it that at one time we grew nearly a dozen collected forms of this rose which all looked different when they were found. My personal favourite for Tea fragrance.
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 341.  
Tea (OGR), orange pink, 1878, ('Mme. Lambard'); 'Mme. De Tartas' Seedling; Lacharme. Flowers rosy salmon, center darker, sometimes rosy flesh, very double, large; fragrant; vigorous growth.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 114.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (Jun 1992)  Page(s) 52.  
Mme Lambard ('Mme Lombard', 'Mme Lambart') Tea. Lacharme, 1877. Supposed to be a product of a cross between 'Mme de Tartas' and something in the 'Safrano' line. [Author cites information from different sources.]
Book  (1942)  Page(s) 58.  
Mme. Lombard, a large, fully double, fragrant variety of rosy salmon, is one of these Tea roses that typifies the class in behavior and characteristics....Although largely forgotten, since it is seldom offered commercially today, it is encountered over and over again in the old gardens of the Pacific coast where neglected specimens more than fifty years old may be seen in bloom almost any day in the year.
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 398.  
Lambard, Mme. = Lombard
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 425.  
Lombard, Mme. (tea) Lacharme 1878; Mme. de Tartas X ? ; varies: yellowish pink to bright red, paler in autumn, large, fine form, semi-double, globular, high-centered, opens, fragrance 3/10, floriferous, continuous bloom, growth 7/10, sturdy. Sangerhausen
Article (magazine)  (1931)  Page(s) 104.  
Madam Lambard:- Salmon pink, grows into immense bushes, extremely hardy; can be grown nine feet high and as much through.
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