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"Mrs. Heggie's Red Tea" rose Description
'Beauté Inconstante (tea, Pernet-Ducher, 1892)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Samantha's Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
62 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Orange blend Tea.
Registration name: Beauté Inconstante
Origin:
Bred by Joseph Pernet-Ducher (France, 1887).
Introduced in France by Pernet-Ducher, Joseph in 1892 as 'Beauté Inconstante'.
Introduced in Australia by George Brunning - St. Kilda Nurseries in 1897 as 'Beauté Inconstante'.
Class:
Found Rose, Bermuda Rose, Noisette, Tea.  
Bloom:
Orange-red, carmine-red highlights, yellow shading. [Red.].  Variable red. Reddish copper. sometimes flushed or streaked yellow. Pedicels glandular. Receptacle has glands usually on lower half only..  Strong fragrance.  Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, upright.  
Height of 4' 11" (150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.  
Notes:
Cross between an unreleased seedling bred by Mme Ducher (probably from Earl of Eldon) and Mme Falcot.
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Seems to show yellow tones in spring, and deep red in summer.

[“Almerta Mrs. Heggie’s Red Tea”. Planted in an historic South Australian property before 1920.
 
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