"Beryl Turner’s Tiny White" rose Description
Photo courtesy of Patricia Routley
White buds, white bloom. Mild fragrance. up to 30 petals. Average diameter 1". Double (17-25 petals), in small clusters bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Small, rounded buds.
Bushy, thornless (or almost), upright. Fringed stipules foliage.
Height of 2' to 39" (60 to 100 cm).
Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.
This sweet little white polyantha was given to me, (Patricia Routley) by Mrs. Beryl Turner. I have given it a “study name” of “Beryl Turner’s Tiny White”. Mrs. Turner’s sister gave her the rose some years before Mrs. Turner passed on cuttings to me in 1996. I have seen this rose named ‘Anne Marie de Montravel’ elsewhere in Western Australia but have a tiny doubt about the veracity of that name. After spending some time looking at the white polyanthas, the closest I came to our rose was ‘Prince Jean de Luxembourg’ but that was said to have clusters of 100-150 and I am sure “Beryl Turner’s Tiny White” is not that prolific. I have looked at many other white polyanthas and discarded them because none matched the white buds and white blooms of this foundling. The only other alternative is ‘Anne Marie de Montravel’ but the 1993 reference for this rose says the bloom was 1½ inches across. The 1993 reference for ‘Paquerette’ gives a bloom size of 1 inch across – and my foundling is that size. So, on the basis of bloom size, I conclude that my rose might be ‘Paquerette’. I am conscious that the 1889 artwork seems to have more foliated sepals and possibly have more petals, so I am more than happy to be corrected on my identification pf ‘Paquerette’ . The foundling seems to give an impression of square edged petals (as in AmiRoses photo of ‘Paquerette’.)