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Frau Lilla Rautenstrauch  rose photo courtesy of member CybeRose
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The Garden, Feb. 17, 1906
The marvellous free-flowering character of this beautiful Rose should commend it to all who cultivate Roses for the garden. It is beautiful both in form and colour, and is suitable for exhibition. Perhaps under glass we see the beautiful colouring to perfection. Here there is developed quite a rich Apricot yellow, not so marked upon the blossoms produced outdoors, unless it be towards autumn. The form of this Rose very regular, there being that charming circular arrangement of the petals so much admired. The general effect of the mass of bloom would be flesh white, for it is only in close examination we see the other lovely tints that this Rose pos sesses. It is a good grower, and that should be remembered when making up an order for garden Roses. One gets tired of the dwarf, stumpy growers of the Mildred Grant type, however glorious the bloom may be.
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The Rose under notice was the result of a cross between Caroline Testout and Goldquelle. It
partakes largely of the sturdy vigour of the first-named, the pollen parent evidently giving, as it generally does, the beautiful colouring. Goldquelle was produced from Kaiserin Augusta Victoria and that wonderful golden-orange Rose Mme. Eugene Verdier, so that altogether the variety under notice has a remarkable combination of progenitors. As I hinted before, Frau L. Rautenstrauch should be grown under glass. It will compare favourably with any of the Hybrid Teas used for that purpose, and although they are, without doubt, the best group to force for cutting, there are several sorts that could well be dispensed with now that the collection is being so rapidly enriched with worthier Roses. P.

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