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Tea Roses hail from the Orient and are an ancient cross (deliberate or otherwise) between Rosa gigantea and Rosa chinensis resulting in a rose we know botanically as Rosa x odorata, common name "Hume's Blush Tea-Scented China". Tea Roses are such a key part of the Rose story as they are one of the ancestors of the Modern Hybrid Tea rose we grow and exhibit today. John Reeves, a Tea Inspector for the British East India Company, based in China from 1812 to 1831, was especially passionate about these Roses and paid Chinese agents to collect specimens from areas that were forbidden to foreigners. Mr Reeves also patronized and exported to Britain large amounts of plant material grown by the Fa Tee Nursery in Canton. Such was the excitement of the day that paintings of the "China Teas" were commissioned and these can still be seen today in the RHS Lord Lindley Library in London.

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aka Anna Olivier

Tea. A lovely old 'Tea' rose. The elegant, nodding blooms are shaded apricot with hints of cream and rose pink. Mid green foliage and a lovely fragrance. Flowers appear almost continuously from spring through to autumn. Prune lightly for the best results.

Has French origins and dates back to 1872

 

Flower Colour: Apricot / Cream
Habit: Upright
Mature Size (HxW): 100cm x 100cm

Anna Olivier

We will not have this plant 2024/25.

A recommended alternative:
Apricot Delight rose   

Anna Olivier

Expected Stock Height: 20/40cm  ? 

We will not have this plant 2024/25.

A recommended alternative:
Apricot Delight rose   

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Tea. An outstanding Rose with open flat flowers that have a multitude of petals. The blooms are a pleasing blend of pink, copper and soft orange. The foliage is dark and glossy and the stems have few thorns. A delightful fragrance and generosity of bloom complete the picture. France 1872.

This rose is sometimes confused with Monsieur Tillier and vice versa as they are very similar in appearance however they are definitely different. Archiduc Joseph was named after a great plant collector - Archduke Joseph of Austro-Hungary.

 

Flower Colour: Pink / Yellow
Habit: Upright
Mature Size (HxW): 1.5m x 0.9m

Archiduc Joseph

Current Stock Height: 20/40 cm  ? 

Container: pb8  ? 

$44.99

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Picture of Francis Dubreuil-Rose
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Tea. A delicious old rose with long pointed buds that open to reveal fragrant, dark, velvety crimson red blooms that repeat throughout the season. Nice dark green foliage. Named after the French breeder who gave up being a tailor to breed roses. Good choice Francis. 1894.

 

Flower Colour: Red
Habit: Upright
Mature Size (HxW): 0.9m x 0.6m

Francis Dubreuil

Expected Stock Height: 20/40 cm  ? 

Currently sold out. New season roses available next winter. Add to your waitlist to be advised when next in stock.

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Tea. The General is a robust grower with relatively thornless stems. The blooms are cupped and quartered and a unique blend of rosy pink overlaid with cream with hints of buff, yellow and red. Delicious scent and nice glossy green foliage. Repeats well. France 1899.


 

Flower Colour: Pink / Cream
Habit: Upright
Mature Size (HxW): 1.2m x 1m

General Gallieni

Current Stock Height: 20/40 cm  ? 

Container: pb8  ? 

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Picture of Jean Ducher-Rose
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Tea. One of my favourite Tea roses. Nearly always in flower with very fragrant, semi-double peachy-pink flowers. A good example of the refinement and delicacy that Victorian rose-lovers so admired and just as lovely in today's gardens. The stems are relatively thorn free. 1873.

 

Flower Colour: Pink / Apricot
Habit: Upright
Mature Size (HxW): 1.5m x 1m

Jean Ducher

Expected Stock Height: 20/40 cm  ? 

Currently sold out. New season roses available next winter. Add to your waitlist to be advised when next in stock.

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Picture of Lorraine Lee-Rose
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Tea Rose. A vigorous Rose from across the ditch with elegant, semi-double, open cupped blooms in shades of pink and apricot. Nice rich green foliage and dark stems and as you would expect with a Tea Rose, a delicious fruity fragrance. Flowers from spring through to autumn. Australia 1924.

 

Flower Colour: Pink / Apricot
Habit: Upright
Mature Size (HxW): 1.2m x 1m

Lorraine Lee

Current Stock Height: 20/40cm  ? 

Container: pb8  ? 

$44.99

This plant will soon be in stock and can be pre-purchased now.

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Teas. Rich crimson-red flowers of classic form. Moderate fragrance. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Matte, dark green foliage. Can be used for beds and borders, containers, cut flower or garden. Bred in France by Joseph Laperriere, before 1950.

 

Flower Colour: Red
Habit: Upright
Mature Size (HxW): 70cm x 90cm

Mme Louise Lapereire

Current Stock Height: 20/40 cm  ? 

Container: pb8  ? 

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