'Souvenir de H. A. Verschuren' rose Description
Photo courtesy of jedmar
Yellow blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Souvenir de H. A. Verschuren
Deep yellow to golden-yellow, darker center. Moderate fragrance. 38 petals. Very large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form. Occasional repeat later in the season. Long, pointed buds.
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).
Jean Nicolas writes in 1937 that 'Souvenir de H. A. Verschuren' was a cultivar of the father of the Breeder and was named posthumously by his sons.
Han Thoben writes: Some years ago I found this book on garden plants in a second hand shop. The author is Mister Dix, editor of a Dutch garden magazine called FLORALIA. The book has no date of publication, but due to the roses and their year of introduction it was probably round about 1925. At that time a rather posh edition, very nicely bound. Mostly black and white pictures interlaced with a few colour plates. This rose was regarded as exceptional as it was chosen as subject of one of the colour plates. The text printed at the bottom of the picture says: fotografische opname naar geforceerde bloemen... this tells us: ... the roses in this photograph are grown in a glass house/conservatory. In the main text Mister Dix praises the shapely buds and the beautiful yellow colouring fading to cream. To my knowledge this rose isn't propagated by the dutch rosegrowers at the moment. Sangerhausen was once mentioned to me to have this rose in cultivation. I never checked this information. Maybe this picture can help to identify surviving rosebushes in the US.