Saturday, August 18, 2012

Rosa 'E. Veyrat Hermanos'

This is a late nineteenth century tea rose (not a hybrid tea rose but a tea rose). It was raised late in the tea rose tradition and seems hardier than some tea roses. It has yet to face a severe winter here. It's a climbing rose - I'm not aware that a bush form ever existed. As can be seen in the images above, the color goes through several phases. In typical tea fashion, the flowers nod and are sweetly fragrant. 

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