'Isabella Sprunt' rose References
Book (1906) Page(s) 171.
James Sprunt, Bengal, 1858, and Isabella Sprunt, Yellow Tea, 1865, two good varieties for many years; very popular; both raised by Rev. James Sprunt, Kenansville, N. C.
Book (1905) Page(s) 1905.
Isabella Sprunt, Tea Rose (sport from "Safrano," Verschaffelt, 1867). large, semi-double, sulphur-yellow. Very strong-growing, and free-flowering until the autumn. Flowers in clusters, soon over; exquisite when half-open.
Magazine (Jun 1904) Page(s) 72, no. 6, vol. 2.
Old Homestead Roses
Mrs. G. T. Drennan
For instance, Isabella Sprunt is but semi-double when full blown. The buds are beautiful canary yellow, of moderate dimensions, and very well formed. Over and above all, it is a winter-blooming rose. In that respect it has no equal among the roses I know, and their name is legion. Time was, that La Pactole was thought to bloom in winter as freely as Isabella Sprunt, but nobody thinks so now. It is the only ever-blooming rose that I would recommend to amateurs for forcing. It will bloom in a temperature of 70 degrees. As a rule, amateurs had better fill their windows and hot houses with any other plants than roses. They are difficult winter bloomers except for florists, or amateurs able to employ skillful gardeners, and to have regular rose houses.
Magazine (15 Jan 1903) Page(s) 12.
"The Queen of Flowers" By Edwin Lonsdale
Some of the old favorites of a quarter of a century ago have been revived again, especially to be be used for society "Buds,” or debutantes' bouquets, as Bon Silene, Papa Gontier, Safrano and Isabella Sprunt. “Sprunt” is a yellow sport from the tawny Safrano.
Book (1902) Page(s) 64.
Rosiers Thé non sarmenteux. Groupe ..Safrano
1117. Isabella Sprunt (Verschafeldt 1866), jaune
Book (1899) Page(s) 83.
Isabelle Sprunt, thé, Verschafelt, 1866, jaune
Magazine (29 Aug 1896) Page(s) 156.
Twelve Good Yellow Tea Roses.
Yellow in Tea Roses seems to be the popular colour, in addition to which the plants are, as a rule, of stronger constitution than those bearing mixed coloured flowers. More yellow than mixed coloured Teas by far appear in florists' windows, and in going through any large market grower's establishment one cannot but be struck with the predominance of yellow varieties. I am not depreciating the many beautiful forms other than yellow; I admire them as much as anyone; but for the guidance of those who, as producers, are obliged to study fashion in flowers, I give a list of varieties which will be found to give satisfaction either for growing in pots or for planting out in borders in ordinary Rose houses.
...Another free bloomer of the pale yellow section, and one which has held its own for a good many years, is Isabella Sprunt. I cannot say much in its favour as a forcer, but no fault can be found with it when planted out and allowed to come on gradually.
Magazine (10 Mar 1894) Page(s) 197.
Garden Flora, DWARF YELLOW TEA ROSES.
Mme. Chedane Guinoisseau, Mme. Caroline Kuster and Isabella Sprunt are a trio of kinds that the exhibitor would ignore, and yet they have many merits. They are all strong growers, making fine bushes, and they are all what we popularly call button-hole Roses, a type of Rose almost single when fully out, and yet, like the valued old Safrano, of another tint, giving such a wonderful and successional profusion of lovely buds that more than compensate by quantity what they lack in quality. Every day one may cut bunches of buds of these kinds, and they, therefore, have a value which is rather underrated.
Book (1894) Page(s) 287.
Teas and Noisettes.
Isabella Sprunt (Verschaffelt, 1867). — Not a strong grower, a button-hole Rose, of light yellow colour; the buds are well pointed and effective for wear or decoration.
Website/Catalog (1893) Page(s) 25.
Rosiers-thé....Isabelle Sprunt (Verschaffelt 67) : Fl. jaune^pâle, gr., demi-pl., tr. odor. Arb. vig., florif., Accident fixé de 'Safrano' dont il a conservé presque tous les airs de parenté. Fh. C.