"Thelangerin Tennis Court Rose" Description
Photo courtesy of Margaret Furness
White, near white or white blend Large-Flowered Climber.Registration name: Tonner's Fancy
Climber, Hybrid Gigantea, Large-Flowered Climber.
Cream, light pink center, pink flecks, ages to white . Moderate fragrance. Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, globular bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Vigorous.
There appears to be more than one version of 'Tonner's Fancy' in Australian commerce: Refer references.
White, tinged pink in the opening bud.
Glenara 'Tonner’s Fancy' – the leaves are smaller than “Thelangerin Tennis Court Rose”.
The flower is not nicely arranged and has a slightly messy look.
It is a small buttonhole rose, very pretty and very thorny,
The “Thelangerin Tennis Court Rose” is nearly white, a much neater flower almost of classical form.
The 2002 reference describes it as "creamy, mauve pink-centered".