"Nantawarra Pink Tea" rose References
Magazine (2019) Page(s) 49. Vol 41, No. 1.
Margaret Furness. Tea, Noisette and China Mislabels in Australia.
Mme Hoste should be yellow; what we have is Auguste Comte (pink / red).
Magazine (2015) Page(s) 28. Vol 37, No. 3.
Hillary Merrifield, Billy West and Lynne Chapman. Renmark Repository April 2015.
Recorded on previous visits. Probably identities are given in brackets.
"Nantawarra Tea" (Auguste Comte).
Book (2011) Page(s) 113. Includes photo(s).
Hillary Merrifield. Mystery Tea Roses in Australia.
"Not Mme. Hoste" ("Hay Valley Tea", "Nantawarra Pink Tea"). This apricot to carmine tea with similarities to 'Maman Cochet' was planted in the early 1900s at Gamble Cottage, Blackwood, South Australia, and later identified and sold as the pale yellow 'Mme. Hoste', which it clearly was not. 'Auguste Comte' (1895), which has the same parentage as 'Maman Cochet' is the likely identification for this rose.
Book (Jun 1992) Page(s) 344.
Auguste Comte Tea. Soupert & Notting 1895
Book (Jun 1992) Page(s) 62.
Auguste Comte Tea. Soupert & Notting, 1895. From 'Marie Van Houtte' x 'Mme. Lambard'. The author cites information from different sources... madder pink, outer petals carmine red with a large darker border, center waxy flesh pink...
Book (1936) Page(s) 168.
Comte, Auguste (tea) Soup. & Nott. 1896; M. van Houtte X M. Lombard; madder-pink, reverse carmine with broad dark edge, center ochre-flesh-coloured, large, double, fine form, floriferous, autumn-bloomer, growth 6/10. Sangerhausen.
Book (1936) Page(s) 163.
Cochet, rouge, Maman = Auguste Comte
Website/Catalog (1921) Page(s) 11.
Tea. Auguste Comte. Madder rose, fawn shading. Garden purposes. Vigorous grower.
Website/Catalog (1914) Page(s) 23.
Auguste Comte – Magnificent shaped flowers like Maman Cochet; outer petals carmine red, centre reddish yellow. The buds are long, and extraordinary beautiful, lasting a long time, and highly perfumed; very floriferous; a splendid variety for cut flowers.
Website/Catalog (1914) Page(s) 13.
Tea Roses. Auguste Comte. Pink, outer petals carmine with darker edges