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'Souvenir de Madame Léonie Viennot' rose References
Magazine  (2016)  Page(s) 21. Vol 38, No. 2.  Includes photo(s).
Richard Walsh. Souvenir de Madame Léonie Viennot
Léonie is listed as a yellow blend climbing Tea Rose in Modern Roses, bred by Bernaix in 1898. I would have described it as a pink blend, because that is the impression you get when the plant is in full flight. There are yellow undertones, but the pink is dominant.... I wonder why it is not classified as "Tea Noisette" as its mother 'Gloire de Dijon' (although this is acknowledged on HelpMefind).....It was also noted in the Journal des Roses magazine that "One of the main booths (at the 1890 exhibition at Dijon) - the best, perhaps - was that of Messrs. Viennot et fils, Dijon rose men..." Perhaps one of their wives was our Madame Léonie.
Magazine  (2015)  Page(s) 31. Vol 37, No. 1.  
Dr. Michael Simpson. Old Roses: An Uncommon Pleasure in a Busy World.
Souvenir de Mme. Léonie Viennot is an extremely pretty robust rose which is as unruly as a schoolies weekend at the Gold Coast, but easy to forgive. We probably have not engineered our arches and trellises sufficiently to manage this rose. Oh well.
Magazine  (2013)  Page(s) 61. Vol 35, No. 4.  
Bob Longmore. South West Region.
On Sunday 20 October our group attended Max and Carole Barringtons' Frog Hollow property for a garden tour. Of special interest was the garden's recovery from the previous quite devastating Bridgetown fire which badly burned several outstanding rose bushes. Depsite that, they have shown quite remarkable recovery in various parts of the garden. in particular, a specimen of Souvenir de Mme. Leonie Viennot an old climbing Tea, remarkably survived probably by virtue of being on its own root stock!
Book  (2003)  Page(s) 83.  
Souvenir de Mme. Léonie Viennot. (Bernaix, 1898). This is the best known of Bernaix’s Teas, still widely grown and sold. Its flowers have almost a modern look. The flowers are fairly large (10-11 cm), open flat and very full with recurved petals like a paeony. They are deep peachy pink at first, but turn pinker and paler as they age. The outer petals fade to pale pink and the backs are silvery pink. The flowers are strongly tea scented and set off by the dark green, rather corrugated leaves, which have long leaflets and red midribs. Its first flowering comes early, but it flowers continually in warm climates and grows densely to about 3m.
Book  (15 Oct 2001)  Page(s) 87.  
Phillip Robinson. Tea Roses. A Climbing Tea that bears a marked resemblance in foliage and flower form to 'Duchesse de Brabant' is 'Souvenir de Mme. Leonie Viennot' of 1898. 'Mme. Viennot' presents a problem in that 'Gloire de Dijon' has been mentioned as its seed parent. She shows no outward resemblance to that rose.
Magazine  (2001)  Page(s) 2 Vol 23, No. 1.  Includes photo(s).
Cover photo [Deep pink colour]

Editor: Cover Rose. Souvenir de Madame Leonie Viennot. Climbing Tea Rose. Bernaix, France 1897. A typical Tea Rose. Beautifully shaped buds of coral red opening to loose informal silky blooms. Apricot-yellow shaded to copper-pink with coppery-red overtones, an effect which is enhanced in the warm sunlight. A delicious Tea Rose fragrance. Recurrent flowering throughout the year, well into early winter. A vigorous climber up to 4 metres or more, with good foliage. This rose is not often found overseas preferring warmer climates of Australia and New Zealand.
Book  (Dec 2000)  Page(s) 28.  
Souvenir de Mme. Léonie Viennot Noisette. Alexandre Bernaix 1897
Book  (Dec 1998)  Page(s) 559.  Includes photo(s).
Souvenir de Mme. Léonie Viennot Climbing Tea. Bernaix (France) 1898. 'Gloire de Dijon' x seedling... light rose pink in color with yellow and coppery orange tints and perhaps a little gold... it flowers on the old wood
Book  (1998)  Page(s) 29.  
Dorothy Morris. Victoria. My Mysterious Lady.
I came as a new bride straight from my honeymoon to our new farm in South Gippsland in 1967. With enthusiasm I explored the established garden. There she grew, just outside of the garden fence, and trussed with a rusty old steel support, leant her ten inch wide trunk against the fence, spilling cascades of delightful pink roses over the tops of orderly garden shrubs. Who was she? For over twenty five years I owned her, and I made numerous enquiries, but she still remained a mystery lady of great beauty. Surely someone must know who she is? The previous owner told me how she had found her emerging from the ashes outside the garden fence in 1946, when she too, had come to the farm house as a new bride. A decade or so later, the earlier owner of 1935-1946 visited, and she too, was questioned. She told me she did not know who the mysterious rose was, but told me she had survived the burning down of their old farm house in 1942 and had re-emerged in the garden of their new house. She told me, the original settler's wife, her mother-in-law, had planted the rose when she had come as a bride at the turn of the century. So my mysterious rose was old, very old, and, as a phoenix, had risen from the ashes to bloom and bloom in profusion and beauty.....A search that began for me in 1967 and ended in 1995. She had her name under her Souvenir de Mme. Leonie Viennot
Magazine  (1998)  Page(s) 42. Vol 20, No. 4.  
Gillian Batchen, Sydney: …The first rose to come out on this roof is 'Belle Portugaise' followed by Souvenir de Mme. Léonie Viennot both of which don’t repeat but are worth growing for the profusion of flowers and the fact that they flower so early. I don’t have any problem with the fact that some roses don’t repeat flower (I do get a few flowers later on 'Mme. Léonie Viennot' but not enough to describe it as remontant).
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