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'Monsieur Tillier' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 93-847
most recent 2 JUL 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 2 JUL 16 by Give me caffeine
Have just been sniffing the first bud on the Tillier I acquired the other day. Chapman et al (infamous Tea rose book) describe the scent as "a strong, warm, sweet Tea, with undertones of musk and fruit salad".

Not a bad description, IMO. It certainly smells delicious. The only quibble I have is that, based on this and Safrano, the things Chapman describes as "undertones" are more like equal components to my nose. Which is all good, as the combination smells great.
Discussion id : 88-976
most recent 3 NOV 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 2 NOV 15 by Smtysm
I have a new seedling of Mr Tillier. Nuances of brick appear stronger. And I shall name it Aaardvark.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 3 NOV 15 by Patricia Routley
Bearing in mind the walking labels.... I am interested to see that only two roses (Antonin Reschal 1904, and Duquesa 2005) are listed with 'Monsieur Tillier' as seed parent. Is 'Monsieur Tiller' normally fertile?
I wouldn't mind buying an Aaardvark for my garden. It is a lot prettier than the normal wildlife here.
Tell us if you want to open a page for this beautiful creature.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 3 NOV 15 by Smtysm
:) Thank you! Its seeds look like small chick peas: huge. I hope that's not just for show, but I will study it carefully considering I jumped first to the conclusion that it was Lorraine Lee x Madame Isaac Pereire, who abut and lock prickles often. Aaardvark has just graduated from a tube to a 10cm pot, but when it gets big enough I will send you cuttings or propagate it myself and send you a plant and nary a razoo will be countenanced.
Discussion id : 88-977
most recent 2 NOV 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 2 NOV 15 by Smtysm
And here is its sibling, Aaaxolotl...unless this is one of the Lorraine Lee seedlings. The labels grew legs and walked.
Discussion id : 24-290
most recent 9 FEB 15 SHOW ALL
Initial post 23 FEB 08 by sltxgardener
This rose is one that can definitely serve as an evergreen, year-round bloomer in my corner of Texas (zone 9a; western suburb of Houston). It isn't slow to establish like some of the other old garden roses and became a favorite of mine in its very first year in the ground (from a very scraggly potted plant). It is growing organically and the only maintenance I perform is deadheading and trimming out inside branches occasionally. The bloom color and form change with the seasons.
Reply #1 of 6 posted 23 FEB 08 by billy teabag
It's the same story in Australia - 'Monsieur Tillier' is an exceptional rose!
Reply #2 of 6 posted 6 NOV 12 by hebe
Can you suggest roses that go with MS Tillier? Also, is there anyway to enhance the copper tone?
Reply #3 of 6 posted 10 DEC 14 by billy teabag
I missed your question two years ago hebe, and wonder which roses you chose.
Both 'Mutabilis' and 'Comtesse du Cayla' look lovely with 'Monsieur Tillier'.
Reply #5 of 6 posted 10 DEC 14 by hebe
Hi Billy, I've planted it next to Mutabilis, with Crepescule on the other side (not sure about this one) and then Comtesse du Cayla on the other side of Crepescule - so very nearly what you suggest! Have to say my garden looks a bit disappointing after all those beautiful gardens we saw.
Reply #6 of 6 posted 9 FEB 15 by billy teabag
I just realised who you are hebe!
Those Tasmanian gardens and roses were exceptionally beautiful and healthy weren't they?
How lucky we were to see them at their peak.
Will post a memory here.
Reply #7 of 6 posted 9 FEB 15 by hebe
Thanks, Billy.
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