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"Oneto Home Saffron" rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 53-543
most recent 23 APR 16 SHOW ALL
Initial post 17 APR 11 by jannorcal
Per discussion with Fred Boutin, this rose may be Queen Mab.
Reply #1 of 4 posted 10 APR 16 by Patricia Routley
Five years on, how are the discussions going?
Reply #2 of 4 posted 22 APR 16 by Deborah Petersen
I haven't seen 'Queen Mab' in person, but this rose never shows pink, at any time of the year or at any stage of its bloom, in my experience, and is consistently a true apricot (like 'Lady Hillingdon'), unlike what the photos of 'Queen Mab' show (except of course for the time it bloomed pure white, as in the photo I just put up - and below!).
Reply #3 of 4 posted 22 APR 16 by Patricia Routley
A most interesting photo Deborah. I can't help thinking of the 'Lady Roberts' which periodically changed from yellow to white. See "Blanche Roberts".
Reply #4 of 4 posted 23 APR 16 by Deborah Petersen
Well, Patricia, what an interesting observation! Perhaps some affinity with the 'Lady Roberts'/'Anna Olivier' line? The color on this rose can fade precipitously in certain weathers. Here are photos of a half-open bud this morning, after it rained all day yesterday. There are still traces of apricot color deeper inside, but the color is overall very pale.
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