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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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Tea. A lovely old 'Tea' rose that has French origins and dates back to 1872. 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.

 

Flower Colour: Apricot / Cream
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 100cm

Anna Olivier

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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 / Red
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 0.9m

Archiduc Joseph

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aka Magnolia Rose

Climber-Tea. My first impression of this rose is one of grace and softness. Large, double, well shaped blooms of creamy white tinged with pink. The blooms open flat and ruffled and are richly fragrant. Foliage is light green and plentiful. Repeats well. 1838. AKA Magnolia Rose.

This rose has high susceptibility to downey mildew and we no longer stock it.

 

Flower Colour: Cream / Pink
Habit: Climbing
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3.5m x 2m

Devoniensis Clg

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Tea. A favourite Old World rose with translucent pink, cupped and nodding blooms that appear from spring right through to autumn. The blooms are double and have a delicious fragrance. AKA Comtesse de LaBerthe or Comtesse Ouwaroff - talk about an identity crisis but lovely all the same. 1857.

 

Flower Colour: Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 1m

Duchesse de Brabant

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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 / Red
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 0.9m x 0.6m

Francis Dubreuil

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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
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 1m

General Gallieni

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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
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m

Jean Ducher

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Tea. Consistently popular world wide since its introduction in 1910. The Lady has long, copper-apricot buds that open to large, loose, double blooms of warm yellow. The stems and foliage have tones of purple-bronze which complement the blooms rather nicely. A heady, fruity fragrance is an added bonus.

Named after Lady Hillington the wife of Baron Hillington of Hillingdon Court, Uxbridge where the breeder of this rose, Lowe and Shawyer had a nursery.

 

Flower Colour: Yellow / Yellow
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 1m

Lady Hillingdon

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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: Bushy
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 70cm x 90cm

Mme Louise Lapereire

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Container: pb8  ? 

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Tea. A very fragrant rose that flowers well from spring through summer. The flowers are a pleasing combination of rose-pink, buff and apricot with deeper shading on the outside of the petals. Vigorous and healthy with good foliage. Nice to pick and would look great in the garden or maybe a terracotta pot. 1922.

 

Flower Colour: Pink / Cream
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 1m

Rosette Delizy

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