'Lippiatt's Manetti' rose References
Book (Sep 2020) Page(s) 14. Vol 42, No. 3.
Geoff Crowhurst. Old Roses and a Different Slice of History Budding.
Over the years a number of different roses have been used as rootstocks. Manetti was raised in Italy by Guiseppe Manetti in 1835 and is classed as a hybrid Noisette. It became popular in the USA in the nineteenth century for growing bush roses, but not standards. The stems did not handle constant heat exposure well. In The Australasian Rose Book, (c. 1920) R G Elliott also recommended Manetti for use in southern Australia. Fiona Hyland, from Heritage Roses New Zealand, has written about the form Lippiatt’s Manetti (Lippiatt, pre 1890) that was a commonly used rootstock in NZ from the late 1800s to about 1930. She said the plant’s repeat flowering and powerfully fragrant blooms made it worth growing as a garden rose in its own right.
photo: Manetti as grown in WA. (Photo: Hillary Merrifield). The pinker form in the eastern states is probably Lippiatt’s Manetti.
Newsletter (Feb 2013) Page(s) 34. Vol 34, No. 2.
The Understock Rose: 'Lippiatt's Manetti', by Fiona Hyland.
This is a remarkably pretty rose, the result of a planned cross by the Lippiatts of Otahuhu, Auckland, between Rosa x manetti and 'Madame Berard'. From the late 1800s until the 1930s 'Lippiatt's Manetti' was the leading stock rose used throughout New Zealand for general use for working HPs, HTs, Teas, etc. and was even used as a stock for standard roses. Roses were budded onto struck cuttings rather than seed-raised stocks, meaning the rose shows little variation across the country. Eventually it was superseded by the Multiflora stock most used currently. 'Lippiatt's Manetti' is classified as a Hybrid Noisette, and flowers in flushes throughout the season. The flowers open a deeper pink in a characteristic and distinctive cupped shape before opening wider and fading slightly to the colour very reminiscent of 'Old Blush', although there is a definite blue cast to this pink not seen in the China rose. The roses are powerfully fragrant. Had the rose public not been entranced with the Tea and Hybrid Perpetual rose forms at the time when this rose was bred it could have succeeded as a garden rose in its own right. In common with most understock roses this rose has very few thorns, a characteristic inherited from parent 'Madame Berard', and roots readily from cuttings. It forms a large well-knit 2m bush.
Book (1983) Page(s) 56.
K. J. Nobbs. The Lippiatts – Rose Breeders. …..Lippiatts Manetti was a fine version of the stock rose which Eric Bullen states had a fine a show of hips as any rose.
Book (1936) Page(s) 423.
Lippiat-Manetti; understock in Australia
Book (1934) Page(s) 131.
Jessie Ferguson. Review of "A Botanical Study of Rose Stocks."
'Lippiat Manetti'. Very little is known of this stock. It is very like Manetti and has the same deep, coarse roots system. Cuttings strike readily, but the seedling stock is not used.
p111. Root stocks in NZ by G. A. Green. Manetti - Forty to fifty years ago the nurseries of New Zealand were in the habit of using the manetti for stocks (especially for the majority of the H.P. roses and some of the earlier variety of H.T. Roses), but when the Tea Roses and Pernetiana varieties began to multiply, it became necessary to secure some other Rose as an alternative stock.
p111. Lippiatt’s Manetti. - Towards the end of the last century, the late Mr. Lippiatt, father of Mr. W. E. Lippiatt, of Otahuhu, Auckland, produced a hybrid Rose, Manetti x Madam Berard. This came into favour, and as an all-round Rose stock for general use for working H.P.’s, H.T.’s, Teas and other Roses, and even as a standard stock, it is much in use in all parts of the Dominion, though not to the extent it once was. This has always been known as Lippiatt’s Manetti. Unfortunately, in a recent paper on Rose stocks this Rose was stated to be a sport from Manetti, whereas it was an artifically-raised seedling of the cross named. In fact, the Berard parentage is clearly seen in several characteristics of the Rose, including its partial immunity from thorns.
......The leading stocks to-day in New Zealand may be said to be Lippiatt’s Manetti, and .........