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'Honeyflow' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 76-867
most recent 23 FEB 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 23 FEB 14 by Eric Timewell
Honeyflow is on sale from Kurinda Roses, 404 Warragul–Lardner Road, Warragul VIC 3820.
Discussion id : 51-858
most recent 25 JAN 11 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 JAN 11 by Eric Timewell
At least six roses bred by Frank Riethmuller were named after racehorses. In the case of 'Gay Vista' we have Riethmuller's own word for it (Your Garden, January 1959, p. 21). Riethmuller registered the Lambertiana 'Honeyflow' in 1957. Since it has a heavy honey scent, one might think the scent was explanation enough for the name. But in fact there was a horse called Honeyflow, born in Australia in 1951 and racing in Sydney by 1954. (There was never any horse called Honey Flow, a good reason why Riethmuller's rose should not be called 'Honey Flow' either.) As well as showing how his rose-naming came soon after his horse-viewing, this rose forms part of a broader picture: all his Lambertianas descend from Lambert's 'Gartendirektor Otto Linne' of 1934 but none was named till the 1950s. It seems likely the whole line was bred after the war between 1945 and 1960.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 25 JAN 11 by Patricia Routley
Thank you Eric. Maybe the Australian registrar, Dr. A. S. Thomas was not a horse devotee as he registered the two worded 'Honey Flow' on November 9, 1957. However, in the same year, <i>Modern Roses</i> used the one-worded 'Honeyflow'. Helpmefind have both spellings. We have noted your thoughts on the main page.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 25 JAN 11 by Eric Timewell
Patricia, Riethmuller spent nearly 30 years writing down the names of horses. But that doesn't mean he was a good speller, any more than Dr Thomas.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 25 JAN 11 by Patricia Routley
Point taken. 30 years experience and the horse 'Honeyflow' seem to indicate that this was the correct spelling.

Especially when you recall that the Australian registrar who wrote 'Honey Flow' was a doctor - and we all remember what doctor's scrawl was like (before computers)

I think you have put the case to have 'Honey Flow' as a hidden synonym, which leaves 'Honeyflow' as the correct name.
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