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'Irène Watts' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 116-247
most recent 17 APR HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 17 APR by Margaret Furness
There was a suggestion some years ago that a true Irene Watts might still exist in New Zealand. What's its current status there?
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Discussion id : 100-628
most recent 9 JUN 17 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 9 JUN 17 by Patricia Routley
1986 New Zealand Rose Annual
p65. Jennifer Howard. Save Our Tea Roses. Many of you will know the pale pink cupped Tea Rose with a "gutsy" constitution, found growing throughout New Zealand. "Teddy" Roosevelt wore a flower of it in his buttonhole. America and the rest of the world seemingly know it as 'Duchesse de Brabant'. In New Zealand we love it and grow it as 'Irene Watts'.
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Discussion id : 90-837
most recent 13 FEB 16 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 12 FEB 16 by true-blue
Soupet & Notting - 1909-10 Catalogue - Page 18

Irène Watts (P. Guillot 1896) rose de chine très tendre florifère . . moy.

Irène Watts (P. Guillot 1896) China, blush pink, floriferous . . medium vigor
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 13 FEB 16 by Patricia Routley
Thank you true-blue.
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Discussion id : 89-308
most recent 16 NOV 15 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 16 NOV 15 by hebe
Available from - Mistydowns
mistydowns.com.au
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 16 NOV 15 by Margaret Furness
It's thought that a true Irene Watts is no longer in Australia, at least not by that name. Pink Gruss an Aachen and "Agnes Smith" are both sold as Irene Watts.
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