"Anna Olivier des Bermudes" rose References
Book (1992) Page(s) 17.
The Mystery Roses of Bermuda. Their 'Anna Olivier' is exactly the same as mine, but I believe we both have it wrongly identified.
Website/Catalog (1985) Page(s) 20.
Etoile de Lyon* (Tea) Twiggy growth supporting rich golden-yellow flower with a rather weak neck. Highly scented. 1881. (R).
Book (1984) Page(s) 24. Includes photo(s).
Plate 16. 'Anna Olivier' (1872) is a very vigorous bush, with good form, growing to a height of over 6 ft. The foliage is medium green, unfortunately subject to black spot. The buds are pointed, showing faint colour, opening to pale flesh-coloured, faintly yellow blooms, with a slight touch of deep pink around the edges, turning a deeper yellow with age. The blooms can be as much as 3 1/2" across. This is an excellent rose for cutting.
Book (1980) Page(s) 128.
Peter Harkness. Roses in Bermuda.
Imagine my amazement and delight on our arrival in Bermuda to find, beside our hosts' front door, a strapping 6 ft [Bermuda] 'Anna Olivier', a straw yellow Tea of 1872. Amazement, because of the size, quality and fine colour of the blooms, compared with which the washed out tokens of the 'Anna Olivier' at bleak St. Albans look a sorry parody. Delight, because my grandfather John had exhibited this selfsame rose in his first Championship success in 1887; and never in my life had I seen it, so to speak, with his eyes. When hardy yellow Hybrid Teas crept into Europe, there was no place for a rose of Anna's tender disposition. Bermuda, with its mildness, suits her to perfection, and perfectly she grows.
Website/Catalog (1936) Page(s) 5.
Etoile de Lyon Tea (Guillot 1881) Description.
Book (1936) Page(s) 436.
Lyon, Etoile de (tea) Guillot 1881; glossy sulphur-yellow, center bright, reverse whitish yellow, large to very large, double, fine form, imbricated, center petals narrow, solitary, fragrance 5/10, floriferous, repeats well, short firm stems, foliage and branches purple, growth 6/10, bushy, short. Sangerhausen
Book (1936) Page(s) 129.
Etoile de Lyon, Tea Rose (raised by Guillot, 1882). Very large, well-filled, fine habit, sulphur-yellow with abrighter centre; free-flowering, vigorous growth. Highly esteemed for forcing; often opens with difficulty in the open air.
Website/Catalog (1927) Page(s) 36. Includes photo(s).
Field-grown, strong 2-year plants, $1 each, $7.50 for 10, $50 per 100
Etoile de Lyon. Tea. This is the best yellow to date. Buds and blooms both double and of large size; color deep golden yellow. It blooms freely.
Website/Catalog (1914) Page(s) 13.
Tea Roses. Etoile de Lyon. Very large, fine form, glossy deep yellow, fragrant. Forcing rose
Website/Catalog (1913) Page(s) 51. Includes photo(s).
The Étoile de Lyon Rose would have many admirers if it had no other quality than its wealth of rich golden yellow blossoms. But as a matter of fact this variety is one of the most charming in many other respects. The flowers are very deep and full and double, with a sweet odor, and the buds of graceful shapeliness. The plant is strong and robust, and especially adapted for growing in beds or masses. It is frequently spoken of as the "Star of Lyons", and has been grown successfully for many years.