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'Madame Butterfly' rose References
Book  (Aug 2002)  Page(s) 57.  
Madame Butterfly
light pink
Rated 6.5
Book  (Apr 1999)  Page(s) 426.  
Mme. Butterfly Hybrid Tea. E.G. Hill, 1918. Sport of 'Ophelia' (Hybrid Tea). The author cites information from different sources... Color is a harmony of pink, apricot, and gold... Similar to 'Ophelia' in all characteristics, except that the color is greatly intensified... It is better for a little shade in the garden, as the hot sun is likely to bleach it somewhat...
Book  (Dec 1998)  Page(s) 378.  Includes photo(s).
Mme. Butterfly Description... This rose is very similar to 'Ophelia', from which it sported; in the 1920s and 1930s exhibitors were not allowed to show both varieties as the judges could not tell them apart...
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 334.  
Hybrid Tea, light pink, 1918, 'Ophelia' sport; Hill, E.G., Co. Flowers light creamy pink.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 199.  Includes photo(s).
Mme. Butterfly Large-flowered hybrid tea. Parentage: Sport from 'Ophelia'. USA 1918. Description. The well-shaped flower is blush-pink with a darker centre and a yellow cast at the base and is very fragrant...
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 115.  Includes photo(s).
A Hybrid Tea. Its flowers are deeper coloured than 'Ophelia'. A sport of 'Ophelia'. Hill (USA) 1918. Flowers continuously. Height: 2 1/2 ft. There is also a climbing sport.
Book  (Jun 1992)  Page(s) 268.  
Mme Butterfly Hybrid Tea. E.G. Hill Co., 1918. Sport of 'Ophelia'. [Author cites information from different sources.]
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 124, 125.  Includes photo(s).
Mme. Butterfly Hybrid Tea. Hill 1918. Description. Parentage: sport of 'Ophelia'.
Book  (1947)  Page(s) 120.  
Madame Butterfly (Garden & Show) This sport from Ophelia is a byword of the rose world. Superb form, but semi-double and opens quickly. A grand flowerer and good grower. Colour bright pink blending to apricot and gold. Usually in Autumn the pink deepens almost to rose. A fine garden rose on any count, and can produce a class show flower at times. Sweet perfume. Fragrant. Habit 3. (HT)
Website/Catalog  (1945)  Page(s) 21.  
'Madame Butterfly'. A sport from 'Ophelia' which is highly recommended. the colour is best described as a harmony of bright pink, apricot and gold, while added to perfect shape and mildew-proof foliage, there are the additional qualities of a rich sweet perfume, vigorous growth and freedom of bloom. At times the colour fades, but just as often it is much richer, and the blooms are even larger than the parent. Its most serious fault is of opening quickly, owing to its being semi-double.
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