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Initial post 25 MAY by MarthadeJong
I've got a lovely rose in my garden and I'd like to know what it is.
It's got a slightly wild/bushy growth and white flowers with a lovely fragrance. The buds have a very faint hint of pink which disappears after the flower opens.
I'm in the Netherlands, that might narrow down the options a bit (I hope).
Reply #1 of 14 posted 25 MAY by Nastarana
Does it repeat bloom?

Have you any notion how old it might be? How long it might have been in your yard?

Would you be able to post a photo of an unopened bud? I would like to see how long the sepals are.
Reply #2 of 14 posted 25 MAY by Andrew from Dolton
It looks a little bit like 'Alba Maxima'.
Reply #4 of 14 posted 25 MAY by MarthadeJong
Thanks! I've just looked up Alba Maxima and it does look a lot like it!
Reply #3 of 14 posted 25 MAY by MarthadeJong
It blooms once, generally May-June
I don't know how old it is. I've seen photo's from 2008, it was a reasonable size then. The rose was completely cut down shortly before I moved in (2010) but luckily has made a good come back since then. It's now larger than in 2008. But who knows, it may have been cut down before.
I hope the photo's will help!
Reply #5 of 14 posted 26 MAY by Nastarana
I am going to guess 'Alba Suavolens' which has a few less petals than Maxima and a few more than Semi-plena.
Reply #6 of 14 posted 26 MAY by MarthadeJong
Thank you :-)
Reply #7 of 14 posted 27 MAY by Ozoldroser
Thank you Nasturana for that comment of differences as I am supposed to have 'Alba semi-plena' and 'Alba Suavolens'. I will check out IF there are any differences next spring
Reply #8 of 14 posted 27 MAY by Patricia Routley
I too am grateful Nastarana. I have long been unsure about my white alba and after your comment this morning I looked a little at:
Maxima. Double <1500. HMF page 106
R. Alba semi plena semi double. <1629. HMF page 109
R. Alba suaveolens Semi double. <1750. HMF page 110. I did note a photo of almost round hips.
R. Alba flore simplici single. <1597. HMF page 18187

Then I started to note ones with a light pink center like
R. Alba regalis Double. <1799. HMF page 59614
R. Alba incarnata HMF page 4071
.......and many others. After scribbling down so many names, I thought it was all a little beyond me. But I do thank you.
Reply #9 of 14 posted 27 MAY by Nastarana
R. alba semiplena, maxima, suavalons and possibly foliacea are generally believed to all be members of the same sport family, with the sport parent being most likely maxima or semi-plena. Bushes and foliage are identical, with there being small variations in the flowers.

An alleged "White Rose of York" , which is white and single, surfaced towards the end of the last century, from Beals if I remember correctly; that might be flore simplici. The pictures by anonymous 19 of flore simplici look like semi-plena to me, but one would want to see them growing together.

A lot of the pink albas seem to be variations, not quite sports, of Great Maiden's Blush, which seems to vary with climate and soil somewhat like hydrangeas do.

Vintage Gardens was at one time reporting that semi-plena and maxima were showing some repeat bloom in CA. Has and such repeat been seen in Australia?
Reply #10 of 14 posted 27 MAY by Andrew from Dolton
In a few days time when they are in flower I will post some photographs of what I grow as 'Alba Maxima' and 'Alba Semi-Plena'. The 'Alba Maxima' I found growing in an old cottage garden, where it grows 5M up into a tree. The owners never knew it was there! I'm working there on Thursday, I'll post some photographs of this rose too. I'm inclined to agree with Nastarana that it is 'Alba Suavolens'.
Reply #11 of 14 posted 28 MAY by MarthadeJong
Thank you all! This is very interesting. I'm looking forward to the photo's
Reply #12 of 14 posted 29 MAY by Nastarana
'Alba Suaveolens' is being offered this year by High Country Roses in Denver. You can examine their picture for comparison.
Reply #13 of 14 posted 29 MAY by Andrew from Dolton
Some alba roses being sold in the U.K.
Reply #14 of 14 posted 7 JUN by Andrew from Dolton
This is the original plant I took my sucker from, growing 5M up into a tree!
A close-up of the flower.
What I grow as 'Alba Semi-Plena'.
The two for comparison, they both start off very pale pink in bud but 'Alba Maxima' (assuming that is what it is), retains a little of the pink colour as it matures.
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Initial post 25 MAY by MicheleL
Good afternoon, I am moving to Fort Bragg in beautiful Mendocino county in California. To my great delight it was the home of a Master Rosarian and was used as a nursery and cultivating site for heritage roses! I have always loved growing roses, but was located in hotter dryer areas. In your search I could find other members by nation/state but it would be super helpful to be able to locate people by there a way to do that and I missed it? Thanks for any help!
Reply #1 of 5 posted 27 MAY by Patricia Routley
Wow! Are you moving to Virginia Hopper and Joyce Demits' old garden? How wonderful.
You need to contact the Gold Coast Heritage Rose Group (see their listing under Societies) or
HelpMeFind member Jeri Jennings. - she is on about page 12 of the list below.

You can search for members by State. Go to PEOPLE / HMF MEMBERS / select UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA. There are a lot listed and some of the members may not be current. It gets a little difficult to notify HelpMeFind sometimes from Heaven.

Keep in touch Michelei and let us know about your garden in future times.
Reply #2 of 5 posted 27 MAY by Ozoldroser
Wow I too am amazed and please that you might be moving into Joyce Demits garden. Keep us informed please.
Reply #4 of 5 posted 27 MAY by MicheleL
Will do Oz!
Reply #3 of 5 posted 27 MAY by MicheleL
Good morning Patricia. Thank you so much for your response! Yes that is exactly where we will be when all the inspections are over and escrow closes, I can't wait! It is funny, I can't remember very much about the house, I was just so dazzled by her wonderful garden!! I have a plot map of the garden roses and I have been looking them all up, which is how I found helpmefind web site. I have so very much to learn!! Thank you also for pointing me in the right direction. Hope to meet you when we move up! Cheers! Michele
Reply #5 of 5 posted 27 MAY by Patricia Routley
They left a plot map? Oh joy, oh joy. That is EXACTLY what a lover of heritage roses should do. Here is an example of one of my plot maps.
I took care to date it and note now, just three years later there are four changes. (My computer version is always up to date, but I always love to have a paper version to take out into the garden.) As I age, I sometimes have difficulty in recalling the name of a rose, but I know exactly where it is growing and with a bed map, I can turn a page and there is the name, (and class, parentage, breeder, date, provenance and location).

Unfortunately, unless you travel to Western Australia, we will have to know each other only through HelpMeFind - it has become an international website over the years - but it is very nice to meet you.
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Initial post 24 MAY by JasonSims1984
Does anyone have any experiemce growing this one? Is it hardy? This could be very useful for hybridizing.
Reply #1 of 19 posted 25 MAY by Plazbo
I don't but agree it likely would. If i had access id be using it or its cousins.
What i find interesting is how various rose species in commerce are distributed though. Some of the most semi-tropical species not being available in Australia but are in places like Denmark, its a little humorous
Reply #2 of 19 posted 25 MAY by JasonSims1984
Considering the fact that it has cold hardy species used several places in its lineage, and then BAM clinophylla, it's kind of an exciting marriage of genetics.

I just got a Pink Surprise, which is rugosa x bracteata, which is the same idea of North meets South. I just really like the idea of that. It means that factors that weren't possible to combine before are now accessible.

Imagine a Mermaid type climbing monster rose that will survive a zone 4 winter. Or breeding a rose that will grow right up to the waterline on the beach in the deep South.

Having access to the untapped rebloom genetics and heat tolerance of a sun loving tropical species is a big deal. Plus, doesn't clinophylla survive root drown from being submerged in water for extended periods? That's a big deal, too.

Also, I definitely agree on rose availability. It's impossible to find Blue Bayou in the States, but it's common as hell in Australia apparently. It's such a good color.

Then there's the fact that a major breakthrough rose like Blue For You or Rhapsody in Blue (just staying with a theme here) are available abundantly for a year or two and then drop off the market completely exactly when you've just found a place to plant another rose.

And then there's the fact that they're named 50 different names. How hard is it to just translate a rose name to another language? If it's named after a famous person who isn't well known elsewhere, it should just inspire people to google that person. LOL. People shouldn't make their decision on a plant because it's named after some stupid celebrity like the Kardashian skanks. hehe.
Reply #3 of 19 posted 25 MAY by Plazbo
I believe so. I imagine it would be a good rose to work with for more northern states here given heat and tendency to flood every other year. I just think it's funny that to get seed with clinophylla genes I'd likely have to rely on someone from a far colder climate which seems humorous to me. Technically may be able to get something from Simon Voorwinde since he at least had seedlings of the species back in 2010 (based on the gallery) ... he seems a bit MIA lately though, will see

I wouldn't say Blue Bayou is common as hell here but it is fairly easily accessible if you actively look for it though. Blue Moon, Angel Face and Man of Steel are the "standard" roses in that lavender colour that you'll see being sold everywhere (body bag style).

We don't really have the breakout rose disappearing issue in Australia, if it's a break out rose the market will get saturated with it....but everything is grafted here so propagation is a bit more forgiving and faster than having to root cuttings like seems to be common over there. We more have the issue of the second tier roses never being released here, like we get the Knock Out roses (some only being released this year...) but not the rest of Raddlers work (I really want RADsweet....or Apple Jack but I doubt either will ever be released have a bunch of Lord Penzance seedlings at the moment canina meiosis though :/ )
Reply #4 of 19 posted 25 MAY by JasonSims1984
Interesting. So it's not quite as different as I thought. I'm not sure what the process of international plant shipping is like. I am probably going to get applejack at my new house. I'd be happy to send you cuttings of it clandestine style when it gets big enough by next year. You'd have to track me down, but I don't see why not. :)
Reply #5 of 19 posted 25 MAY by Plazbo
It wouldn't get through customs, seeds can come through legally and easily, but other plant material is difficult and expensive and has to go through quarantine and a lot of paperwork. But I will follow up with you about any AppleJack (OP) seed in the future if my Lord and Lady Penzance crosses don't work as planned (surprisingly Lord Penzance seed have had a reasonable germination rate within 2 months of being sown straight from hips, hopefully the canina meiosis breaks)
Reply #6 of 19 posted 25 MAY by JasonSims1984
I have actually had a lot of thoughts about creating scented foliage roses. It would be really exciting to cross the pine, pepper, and incense scents of fedtschenkoana, foetida, and primula, with the apple foliage of rubiginosa and beggeriana. When combined in the right ratios, there are enough rebloom genes for it to be modern and interesting.
Reply #7 of 19 posted 25 MAY by Plazbo
Its essentially what I'm doing. Do have Foetida proper coming in the next month. Add in Du Japon (extreme moss with mossing in its leaves) and lemon delight (lemon scented moss) and i have the building blocks....leaning more towards a fruity scent than peppery/woody/incense but will be using Helga Brauer (first gen crest, peppery) and some glandular multiflora (pine/woody) because they are glandular and half the battle ia likely maintaining glands while adding in a bit of moderns (i suspect some of raddlers plants may be useful there, they have a lot of Applejack and he's already had one foilage fragrant plant that he released so the genes are probably in there just blockd due to the lack of glandular foliage)
Reply #8 of 19 posted 25 MAY by Margaret Furness
The fines for illegal postage of plant material to / from overseas are massive for both sender and recipient, even if the recipient didn't ask for it and didn't know it was coming. No rose is worth the risk of transmitting disease or pests.
Reply #9 of 19 posted 25 MAY by JasonSims1984
I didn't know Will Raddler was doing Applejack crosses and foliage fragrance. I know that Carefree Beauty is a second generation from AJ.

Carefree Beauty was a parent of Knockout. So all of that lines up nicely. I like your idea of crosses of mosses. Lol. Crosses of mosses. I'm somehow extremely entertained by that.

I think Lord and Lady Penzance are pretty much just dyyyyying to get down. It's been a couple centuries and no one has hooked Mr. and Mrs. up together yet. lol. I think that would be a ticket to having a healthy foetida bicolor that's fertile. It's supposedly not easy to work with the species directly.

Foetida is a tet, and it's in the spinossissima group, and it seems to cross with spinossissima as in x Harisonii. So bicolor to x Harisonii is a logical cross to get a healthy version of it. Or to spin.

Fedtschenkoana is in that same group I believe, and it's a tetraploid too. That's why it has a linseed oil smell and fragrant foliage, so foetida bicolor x fedt is probably a winner. Fedt has a white flower, so it may just accept the yellow and red color directly. Or use Autumn Damask or x Portlandica. Maybe you can get a reblooming single or semidouble bicolor. That sounds like a good match. It's something I want to do too actually.

It sounds like you have a great plan for this scented foliage stuff.

We could trade seeds at some point if you like.
Reply #10 of 19 posted 26 MAY by Plazbo
I'm not sure if he intentionally went for fragrant foliage but if you look at the first gen offspring of Applejack you'll see 5 of his roses
If you look at his lines they often cross with each other, so many of the roses he has bred have Applejack multiple times in their lineage especially when you add Carefree Beauty.
Then you have his Alaska with the briar scented foliage
which is descended on both sides by his lines and while only 1 side of the tree is there in any detail if you look at those lines and follow them back Applejack is in most of them and wouldn't be surprising if the same holds true with RADlots. So while Alaska may be a fluke, it seems more likely that at least some of the genes involved are in many of his roses, they are possibly recessive or there's a dominant gene that prevents the leaves being glandular or something.

Already thought of that too, will be using Golden Wings, Stanwell Perpetual and probably Lord Penzance (and other things) with Foetida....possibly not the easiest plants to work with but not impossible or super difficult either.

Fedtschenkoana is a plant I'm indecisive about, I'm not sure it particularly adds to what I'm trying to achieve scent wise, it's a woodsy smell rather than a sweet fruity smell. It's probably more something I'll visit down the line rather than adding to the initial mix and complicating things or ending up with so many seedlings that produce foliage scents that aren't my main goal. Would add R. micrantha if it were available though.

I have plans, it's just a matter if they work or not. Will be interesting to see what comes out of the Lord Penzance seedlings that have been germinating this last couple of weeks and what will come out of crossing them with each other :D
Reply #11 of 19 posted 26 MAY by JasonSims1984
I forgot how much Griffith Buck stuff Will Raddler uses.
I know that it makes sense superficially that linebreeding with Applejack will get you where you want to go. However, Applejack's foliage fragrance is milder than eglanteria or the Penzaneanas. So I wouldn't hang all of your hopes on needing to use Applejack specifically. Supposedly a lot of yellow breeding lines carry foliage fragrance that pops in and out of the generations. Goldbush might be something you can locate in AU. Greenmantle is legendary for its thorns, but less well known is that fact that it reblooms sporadically. That means that if you cross it with a stronger rebloomer, you will get a few rebloomers that will flower quicker than usual from seed. Amy Robsart is like that, too, I think. In fact, you could cross those two and maybe get a more reliable rebloom.

Someone else on here told me that the pine resin scent will be inherited simply as a generic gene for foliage scent. If you cross it with other stuff, the next generations will be dominant for their own scent, which will simply be stronger due to carrying forward the foliage scent gene. So yeah, I would definitely be using fedtschenkoana.

In fact, the slightly reblooming Penzance hybrids are all getting their rebloom from having Hybrid Perpetual parents. HPs get all their bloom power from Autumn Damask, which is a fedtschenkoana hybrid. Yes, HPs have some chinensis blood, too, but fedt is the origin of it, and moschata to a lesser extent.

Fedt is also the origin of all reblooming moss roses. The Centifolias sported the crested mosses, and the Damasks sported the rougher mosses. It may not be a mutation so much as a result of crossing roses that are already glandular with roses that have prickles. The glands are modifications of the same structure that prickles are made from. When enough genes for glandular sepals overpower the genes for prickles, large glands are produced.

So, if you were to use fedt, just make it an early part of the line.

Also, have you heard of beggeriana? It's a thornless, reblooming species with eglanteria scented foliage. Schneezwerg has beggeriana as a parent, and rugosa adds to its rebloom, and it still carries scented foliage.

It occurred to me that I can send you pollen, too. We will have to keep in touch because I like all of your ideas with this.
Reply #12 of 19 posted 26 MAY by Plazbo
Goldbush isn't here...neither are Joseph Rothmund or Obergärtner Wiebicke (both first gen Magnfica, one on either side of Applejack) or Magnifica I've checked :P It's part of the reason I'm back at Lord and Lady Penzance. Rubiginosa is considered a weed in South East Australia and banned from commerce in some states (it's hybrids are not though...). There are feral populations around (apparently) I just have never spotted them while driving past to check if they are more fragrant than the LP's.

No Greenmantle or Amy Robsart here, it really does seem to be just Lord and Lady Penzance via commercial means unless there's some tiny obscure nursery I haven't come across yet. So not likely to see reliable rebloom for a while....but who knows one of the seedlings out there may be a freak that reblooms despite it's parentage.

Yes I have heard of Beggeriana and I have Schneezwerg (I also like it's higher leaflet count than the usual 5-7...its part of "nice to have" set of traits I'll be selecting for), I have a lot of Schneewerg x diploid china (juvenile) rebloomers and while the fertility is expected to be terrible (Felicitas Svejda paper "REPRODUCTIVE CAPACITY OF F1 HYBRIDS FROM ROSA RUGOSA AND CHINENSIS CULTIVARS") fully fertile offspring are a rare occurrence (rare to the tune of 14 of the 2047 seedlings, the paper does give idea's to increase the odds a bit) it only takes 1 with the wanted genes to move forward.

I've looked at and considered most options towards foliage fragrance, first step though is moving those genes (without losing too much fragrance) into juvenile reblooming plants so I don't need to wait 2 or 3+ years per generation and hopefully aren't monster sized (since every option available here seems to want to use up a lot of space...)

Pollen would be the same as live plant material, huge fines. Australia (and New Zealand) being an island with no land bridges often results in very very tight custom/quarantine laws, there's strict laws also between the mainland and Tasmania (smaller island to the south) and the east and west coasts....there's a lot of environmental laws to prevent invasive spread and potential disease/pest spread. Seed is the only legal option that won't be seized on arrival into the country without spending thousands in going through quarantine (where a lot of things will die) and a lot of paper work.
Reply #13 of 19 posted 27 MAY by JasonSims1984
Would you like some eglanteria seeds? I think Lord and Lady Penzance may be about as strong, or possibly stronger for foliage scent. That being said though, there is natural variation and with seeds you can plant 150 or so and let them grow for 6 months, then find the more vigorous or smelly, or interesting ones. Plus, you can select 5 or 6 great plants to use as parents rather than using only on clone which helps reduce the inbreeding stress.

I have no problem sending you some seeds of the species. Very likely I'll be buying an ounce of seeds for like $20 and I can easily just give you half of it. I like the project you're working on. It's no problem, really.

I am not at my regular house so it might be a couple weeks before I can get it out to you. You can send me your address to my email, which is listed here.

You also may want to go seek out the various wild roses in your area. It is always very rewarding, and you're guaranteed to have a plant that will grow well in your location.
Reply #14 of 19 posted 27 MAY by JasonSims1984
I didn't realize chinensis and rugosa were so incompatible. I guess it sort of makes sense though, because it has a big overlap in distribution -- one is from China, one from Japan. There would be several intermediate forms, natural hybrids, and manmade hybrids by now. But why does tea rose x rugosa work? Or HP? I think rugosa is actually very compatible with other cinnamomea, and the rebloom in a lot of species other than chinensis has not really been fully appreciated yet.

I still really think fedt and beggeriana are the better species to use for this project. Reblooming, fragrant foliage is your goal anyway.

Try stuff like Grandma's Hat or Maggie. They're either the same rose, or two that are just very similar. They have fragrant pepper scented foliage. I'm pretty sure it would just enhance the apple scent. I also think the ploidy issues will be easier to resolve working with tets. Isn't rubiginosa/eglanteria a hexaploid? Yeah, tets or triploids would be an easier translation than dips probably but I don't know for sure.
Reply #15 of 19 posted 27 MAY by Margaret Furness
Plenty of feral eglanteria around here - can send Plazbo seed if the birds haven't taken it. We also have a roadside Penzance hybrid in the Barossa Valley, collected by Ozoldroser - I think Amy Robsart was suggested for it. Send her a pm about sharing plant material.
Reply #16 of 19 posted 27 MAY by Ozoldroser
Seed meeds to have documentation too now. No backyard seed allowed in anymore. Check the website for the new quarantine rules Plazbo.
Reply #17 of 19 posted 27 MAY by Plazbo
I can't find the reference (in regards to Rosa, I know permits are required for a number of other genus) on the BICON website....but our government websites are generally far from clear and consistent so may be on a different government site?

Never mind, double checked via lord google and found it via checking blog posts...that says something about the BICON website and it's lack of usability. It does leave me questioning how they define commercial though...those options seem far less strict than laboratory papers.
Reply #18 of 19 posted 27 MAY by Plazbo
There's Calocarpa which is a fertile rugosa x chinensis, so it's not an impossibility just an improbability like Svejda's crosses show. It's probably all a bit of a numbers game (and luck) to find the extreme exceptional outcomes from widely different roses. If they cross easily enough and seed is easy to acquire though, why not do enough for 100 or 1000 seedlings and find the very few that stand out from the average.

There are other ways to avoid inbreeding stress, ie (AxB)x(AxC). Scarlet Moss is an example of it (where A is Dortmund or Fairy Moss, both appear repeatedly on both sides with different partners each time).

No Grandma's Hat here either :D options are limited, so having to be creative and reinvent some wheels.

We do have a Maggie here, but I can't see any reference to it have fragrant foliage. I do tend to agree that the pepper scent would probably mix in a pleasant way with the briar scent though. Do have Gloire des Rosomanes though which gets mentioned often as having peppery scented bits.

Pentaploid (4x egg, 1x pollen), how the Penzance hybrids behave though is an unanswered question. It has been shown that the canina meiosis does break eventually when crossing out. Magnifica is possibly broken since it's the most recent sweet briar in Applejack, it's on both sides and was a pollen parent in both cases. Would be very interested in seeing someone use Magnifica pollen with a glandular tetraploid as I suspect it'll have the sweetbriar fragrance on a tetraploid with normal meiosis....possibly a shortcut there that I can't use, no Magnifica here lol.
Reply #19 of 19 posted 27 MAY by JasonSims1984
(A x B) x (A x C) is a strategy that does work, but it's still mating stepchildren together.

It's a nice cooincidence that you mention Svejda. The Canadian Explorer roses started from Kordesii, species, and a few hybrids. Kordesii is mated very closely together in that line. They're all great for hardiness, but only a couple of them are actually vigorous.

Applejack itself may get away with being a tad inbred, but the fact that Magnifica is on both sides means that crossing Applejack back to Applejack is going to start causing a general and rapid breakdown in vigor in your line if it's used more than a few times. A hybrid like that is better for bringing rebloom into your project than it is for foliage fragrance.

In other words, without some genetic variation, you might isolate apple scent but it will smell cheaper and more intensely sour. That apple note is accompanied just slightly by a cat pee sort of chemical note. You might end up enhancing its unpleasant quality rather than isolate a fresh smell.

With all that feral sweetbriar around, why not just cross a good wild one with mutabilis, or one of the strong chinensis? That will give you a sporadic reblooming sweetbriar in the first generation. Then cross another strong wild sweetbriar found in a totally different location with a reblooming moss. That brings you a line that you can zip together in various ways. Use Penzance hybrids and reblooming mosses, fedtschenkoana, beggeriana, hybrid perpetuals, etc. You don't need Applejack.

I still have no problem sending you seeds of anything I work on that would probably help you.

You know, several species have shown spontaneous remontancy. You might be able to find a wild reblooming population.

How cold do winters get for you? (-5c maybe?). You could get really inventive and cross sweetbriars with species like bracteata which rebloom continuously and eat houses. Then cross that result with your mosses. You will reinvent roses altogether that way.

I plan on making some crosses with that ideology in mind. Really strong, invasive roses with dainty moss roses and such.

Beggeriana/Schneezwerg are probably every bit as fragrant and reblooming as Applejack.

Truthfully, to me, the apple scent is just a tad foetid and cat pissy in Applejack. It needs the influence of pine and lemon and pepper to make it something that I would really get excited about.

Rosa primula is rampageous and it smells like nutmeg. You can't do a project like this without incorporating the complex scented stuff. The fruity smell will be there for sure, but you will give the whole project some serious credibility if you make a rose that smells like a cologne from the leaves to the flowers.

Imagine a rose oil industry that could press rose oil from the flowers and make eau de parfum from the leaves.

That would be really impressive.
most recent 27 APR SHOW ALL
Initial post 21 APR by Patricia Routley
We have "Yallum Park Cream" listed as a Noisette and Tea-Noisette. I would like to delete this last classification as my bush looks pure Noisette to me. Before I do, what do other growers see it as?
Reply #1 of 8 posted 22 APR by Margaret Furness
Sue Z calls it Noisette. I've been calling it Tea-noisette because it's so similar to Lamarque, though I think it isn't the same.
Reply #2 of 8 posted 22 APR by Patricia Routley
Two (Sue and myself) against one (Margaret). Need more opinions. There has to be more people in Australia growing this rose by now surely? (I have it bundled up to send to Isobel Palmer in W.A. and Frank Hogan in Queensland in the next post.)
Reply #3 of 8 posted 23 APR by Margaret Furness
Whatever it is, it's a wonderful rose, and I have given away quite a few. Tthe scent wafts. Based on this summer, I'd call it a good rose for drought-prone areas (on its own roots).
Yallum Park and its garden are being restored by the current generation of owners, and will be in the Open Garden scheme this weekend.
Reply #4 of 8 posted 23 APR by Ozoldroser
I would say Noisette.
Reply #5 of 8 posted 23 APR by Patricia Routley
That's three. Good enough to delete the class of Tea-Noisette. It helps to narrow the search.
Thanks Pat.
Reply #6 of 8 posted 26 APR by Patricia Routley
Pat, thank you very much for emailing me the page from the 1891 'Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser'. I am uploading the references and have noted some similarities to 'Prince Chetwertinski' 1891 to the list of possibles for "Yallum Park Cream". Doing a search for the Prince will be difficult as there have been lots of misspellings of his surname.
Reply #7 of 8 posted 27 APR by Margaret Furness
We'd assumed that the "Yallum Park Yellow" and "Yallum Park Cream" were planted in time for the visit by the young princes Albert and George in 1881, but I haven't seen any proof of that.
Reply #8 of 8 posted 27 APR by Patricia Routley
'Prince Crewertinsky' was well known to Alister Clark. See that file's 1930 reference.
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