'Saffrona' rose Description
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Apricot or apricot blend Tea.Registration name: Safrano
Yellow, apricot shading, ages to buff . Strong fragrance. 22 petals. Medium to large, double (17-25 petals), cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 6' 7" to 9' 10" (200 to 300 cm). Width of 6' 7" to 9' 10" (200 to 300 cm).
USDA zone 7b through 9b. Can be used for cut flower or garden. Vigorous. heat tolerant. Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.
Parentage uncertain, see References. The attribution of the pollen parent to 'Desprez' is of recent origin (1941).
Despite some sources 'Aimée Plantier' was a rose distinct from 'Safrano'.
In Italy, 'Marie van Houtte' is often confused with 'Safrano'