'Marie Ducher' rose References
Magazine (2009) Page(s) 26. Vol 31, No. 3.
David Ruston's Worldwide Plebiscite of the Best Ten Tea Roses.
France: 40 varieties mentioned by 7 contributors. Marie Ducher (equal eighth with three others).
Contributing rosarians: Lucie Deschandol, Fabien Ducher, John Hook, Marielle Jourdan, Odile Masquelier, Dominique Massad, Simone Rinaudo.
p221. The Tea Roses of Anlaby, c 1900. ....Marie Ducher
p214 Tea Roses featured in this book, Australia Records, 1840--2007.
[no mention of 'Marie Ducher']
Book (2007) Page(s) 381.
Marie Ducher (Ducher, 1869) T. Yellowish white, outer petals lt. rose.
Newsletter (2004) Page(s) 19. Vol 25, No. 2.
Jocelen Janon, Auckland. Marie Ducher
"A friend told us of a large, sprawling tea rose hat was growing up through native trees on the site of the Buried Village in the Rotorua District. When Mt Tarawera erupted in 1886, the whole top of this vast mountain was blown off, the country for miles around being devastated, and the village buried to a depth of over six feet with volcanic ash and rock. Here roses flourish, the Old Tea Rose at the rear of the Museum being very healthy and having full, flat flowers of salmon-rose. 'Marie Ducher' was being sold in the Auckland District at the turn of the century; and Ellwanger's description of this rose fits that of the Tea Rose growing on the site of the Buried Village."'
Nancy Steen, who wrote these lines, would meet 'Marie Ducher' again, in Auckland's Grafton Cemetery. Two years ago, while I was taking pictures in Roseneath's garden in Albany (north of Auckland), I stopped in front of a beautiful globular bud. Grown in a semi-shaded part of the garden, the open flowers were well-shaped, full, fragrant and light pink. The label read 'Marie Ducher'. I had never seen this rose before. Claude Ducher had three children: Jean, Antoine, and Marie. He created a rose for each of his children, the best-known in New Zealand being 'Jean Ducher', [*Probably G. Nabonnand] which can be admired in the Nancy Steen Garden in Auckland. 'Marie Ducher' was introduced in 1869. The famous widow Ducher, in her 1875/76 catalogue describes it as "a vigorous bush, light pink, full very big flowers". Unfortunately for us old rose lovers, Tea Roses are changing through the ages, depending on the conditions they are cultivated under and depending upon the Rosarians who are describing it. In 1877, one year after the description given by the widow Ducher, Cranston describe it as "cream and fawn, flowers large, full and well formed; in shape and form resembling 'Gloire de Dijon'; a good rose; habit vigorous". On the other hand August Jáger, who listed 18,000 roses in his 'Rosenlexikon', described it as light pink, as did Th. Nieter in 'Die Rose' (1880), and Singer in 1885. The 'Marie Ducher' in the Roseneath's garden was given to Theo Verryt, a previous owner, by Ruth Takle, who got it from her friend Nancy. Cream for some, pink for others. While the Tea roses are never easy to identify, we can certainly trust Nancy Steen's accuracy.
Book (Dec 2000) Page(s) 141.
T. Chamois, Louise de Savoie [another? See 1854] Marie Ducher, Mme. Ducher, Sulfureux, Tour Bertrand.
Book (1986) Page(s) 151.
David Ruston. Hawera Rose Conference.
Tea roses were in excellent condition - my old favourite thornless 'Marie Ducher'[*] was there with softest apricot, 'Mme. Falcot' and rich pink, flat and quartered 'Mrs. B. R. Cant'.
[*possibly confusion with 'Jean Ducher' which was eventually identified as 'G. Nabonnand']
Book (1966) Page(s) 92.
A friend told us of a large, sprawling Tea Rose that was growing up through native trees on the site of the Buried Village in the Rotorua district. When Mt. Tarawera erupted in 1886, the whole top of this vast mountain was blown off, the country for miles around being devastated, and the village buried to a depth of over six feet with volcanic ash and rock. Here roses flourish, the old tea Rose at the rear of the Museum being very healthy and having full, flat flowers of salmon-rose. Marie Ducher was being sold in the Auckland district at the turn of the century; and Ellwanger's description of this rose fits that of the Tea Rose growing on the site of the Buried Village.
Book (1936) Page(s) 221.
Ducher, Marie (tea) Ducher 1869; light pink, large, well double, Dijon-form, fragrance 5/10, floriferous, growth 5/10
Book (1922) Page(s) 407.
[in the listing of roses in commerce] Marie Ducher (T.) Ducher 1868 - Flower clear rose, large, full, globular, sweet-scented. Growth moderate floriferous.
Book (1918) Page(s) 398.
Free-blooming monthly roses for summer cutting and beds. These are somewhat less desirable for purely bedding purposes than the preceding; but they afford finer flowers and are useful for their fine buds. Those starred (*) are hardy in southern Indiana without protection:
*Marie Ducher, Tea.