HelpMeFind Roses, Clematis and Peonies
Roses, Clematis and Peonies
and everything gardening related.
DescriptionPhotosLineageAwardsReferencesMember RatingsMember CommentsMember JournalsCuttingsGardensBuy From 
'William Allen Richardson' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 94-600
most recent 31 AUG 16 SHOW ALL
Initial post 28 AUG 16 by Andrew from Dolton
From, English Flower Garden, by William Robinson 1899 edition, published by John Murray.

"Apricot or W. A. Richardson. - This is a popular rose, classed as a Noisette, but it is more a Tea Rose than anything... ...It is hardy and vigorous, free in bloom, and unsurpassed in its deep orange-yellow shade. The flowers are born in clusters, and are best in the bud state, being only semi-double when fully open".
Reply #1 of 1 posted 31 AUG 16 by Patricia Routley
Thanks Andrew. Reference added
Discussion id : 33-159
most recent 15 JAN 09 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 14 JAN 09 by edalweber
This seems to be a very feeble grower.I have tried four plants from two nurseries ans all died.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 15 JAN 09 by Cass
I have a budded plant that is wonderful. Maybe you can bud one or find someone to do it for you. Even budded, it isn't a particularly large plant. It is among my healthiest tea-noisettes.
Discussion id : 32-710
most recent 3 JAN 09 SHOW ALL
Initial post 30 DEC 08 by Josef Distl
In the 1910 NRS Rose Annual, from which the Notes to this rose are extracted, it is also stated that ... Madame Ducher ... was especially interested in a Rose which he [William Allan Richardson] sent her of a pale yellow colour, and she wrote Mr. Richardson that she had a sport from this rose in her own garden, which, if successful in propagation, she would name for him. ...

This contradicts the Parentage given in August Jägers "Rosenlexikon" which is adopted also here at HMF. Neither is it clear, that the Rose from which Mme. Duchers sport arose, is actually 'Reve d'Or', although Gerd Krüssmann in "Rosen, Rosen, Rosen" states this, and it is adopted in various other publications.

Gregg Lowery in his "Vintage Garden Book of Roses" states: "This should be a sport of 'Reve d'Or' but has rather different character apart form the color of its flowers". This again supports the seedling thesis.

If 'Reve d'Or' is involved at all, is to be doubted from the description in the 1910 Rose Annual again, where a "pale yellow" Rose is mentioned, a colour that can by no means be ascribed to 'Reve d'Or'. It rather would refer to 'Madame Schulz' which is said to be a parent of 'Reve d'Or' and the colour of the flowers of which is named as "canary yellow" in Jäger's "Rosenlexikon". This could also be used to explain the above mentioned observations of Mr. Lowery. But why should Richardson have sent a French bred Rose 'Mme Schulz' to Vve. Ducher?

Is there any Rose similar to 'William Allen Richardson' except in colour of flower, which was introduced a few years before 'William Allen Richardson' from an American source and which endeavouring to sent to Vve. Ducher would have made any sense to Richardson?
Reply #1 of 1 posted 3 JAN 09 by HMF Admin

Thank you so much for sharing this insight. We only wish more people would take the time to contribute to HMF like this.

Imagine people from all over the world sharing the bits and pieces they know - what a resource HMF could be. Please everyone, help make HMF better.
Discussion id : 803
most recent 25 FEB 04 SHOW ALL
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Unregistered Guest
How resistant is "William Allen Richardson" to disease?
How often during the season does it repeat bloom?
Reply #1 of 1 posted 5 MAY 03 by The Old Rosarian
William is a Noisette and so will have two definate flushes plus a few flowers in between.. It does get a little black spot but spraying should keep it under control. It doesn't have a scent but the colour is a rich amber orange.
© 2020