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'William Allen Richardson' rose Description
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Yellow blend Noisette.
Registration name: William Allen Richardson
Bred by Marie aka Veuve (vve, widow) Ducher (1834-1881) (France, 1875).
Introduced in France by Veuve Ducher in 1878 as 'William Allen Richardson'.
Introduced in Australia by George Brunning - St. Kilda Nurseries in 1882 as 'William Allen Richardson'.
Noisette, Tea Noisette.  
Yellow to deep yellow, orange shading, ages to white .  Mild to strong, tea, opinions vary fragrance.  Average diameter 3".  Medium to large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, old-fashioned, quartered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Climbing, few or no prickles/thorns.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: up to 12' (up to 365cm).  Width: up to 8' (up to 245cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Very vigorous.  can be grown as a shrub.  
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Different opinions whether it is a sport or a seedling of 'Rêve d'Or'.

William Allen Richardson (February 20, 1819 New Orleans - October 29, 1892 Louisville KY) . Much interested in the cultivation and propagation of roses, he imported a good many, and in this way became acquainted by correspondence with Madame Ducher.
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