'Beauté Inconstante' rose References
Magazine (2019) Page(s) 51. Vol 41, No. 1.
Margaret Furness. Tea, Noisette and China Mislabels in Australia
What is sold here as Papillon is incorrect. It matches the Beauté Inconstante seen in overseas collections, and is the same as “Mrs Heggie’s Red Tea” from ‘Almerta’. A fickle beauty varying in colour with the season.
Magazine (2015) Page(s) 28. Vol 37. No. 3.
Hillary Merrifield, Billy West and Lynne Chapman. Renmark Repository April 2015.
Recorded on previous visits (to Renmark). Probable identities are given in brackets.
"Almerta Mrs. Heggie's Tea" ('Beaute Inconstante).
Book (2011) Page(s) 114. Includes photo(s).
p111. Photo, bush. "Almerta Mrs. Heggie's Red Tea" (photo by Margaret Furness.)
p114 Photo, bloom. Hillary Merrifield. Mystery Tea Roses in Australia.
'Papillon' as sold in Australia is probably 'Beaute Inconstante' (1892). This variably colored rose was also found in South Australia and given the study name of "Almerta Mrs. Heggie's red Tea". It has been seen in Bermuda under the name of 'Papa Gontier'.
Book (2011) Page(s) 114.
Hillary Merrifield. Mystery Tea Roses in Australia.
'Papillon' as sold in Australia is probably 'Beaute Inconstante' (1892). This variably colored rose was also found in South Australia and given the study name of "Almerta Mrs. Heggie's red Tea". It has been seen in Bermuda under the name of 'Papa Gontier’.
Book (2008) Page(s) 166.
The Australian "Papillon" is a tall shrub rather than a climber, with Tea-like flowers in many colours, usually carried singly or in small clusters. What appears to be the same rose has been found on a property in South Australia and given the study name “Almerta Mrs. Heggie’s Red Tea”. It was planted in a row of roses along the edge of a vineyard before 1920. Several of these roses still survive, among them ‘Maman Cochet’ and ‘Mlle. Cecile Brunner’, and their continuing presence is documented by a panoramic photograph of 1929 and an aerial photograph of 1949. (Jen Light, personal communication, 2003; Pat Toolan, personal communication, 2004)
Book (15 Oct 2001) Page(s) 87.
Phillip Robinson. Tea Roses. Beaute Inconstante (1892) came to me from the Antique Rose Emporium in Texas. There is much confusion about this rose. It should be a vigorous climber according to some authors. I tentatively suggest that this may be 'Comtesse Riza du Parc' (1876) of the "bronzed rose" color according to Henry Ellwanger's description.
Book (Sep 1993) Page(s) 70. Includes photo(s).
Beauté Inconstante Tea. Joseph Pernet-Ducher 1892... many years ago this was one of the most beautiful roses... no two flowers are ever the same, though they usually fall in the salmon-pink to cerise range. It can be pale and blushing or almost scarlet... Parentage unknown.
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 43.
Tea (OGR), orange blend, 1892, Pernet-Ducher. Flowers orange to coppery red, shaded carmine and yellow, fragrant; vigorous growth.
Book (1991) Page(s) 227.
Beauté Inconstante ('Beauté de Lyon') Pernet-Ducher, 1892. Noisette. [Author cites information from different sources.]
Book (1937) Page(s) 66.
Beauté Inconstante Tea (Pernet-Ducher 1892) [pollen quality] 96%