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'Madame de Sertot' rose References
Book  (1997)  
 
p56  Walter Duncan during the Tea Rose Symposium.
In 1846 Mme. Bravy appeared.   One of the early Teas and a parent of many, many, many bloomers which are largely fully double;  heavy ivory tones and soft pink in the centre, opening to cupped ruffled tea shape, with a tea fragrance. 

p59.  Maureen Ross during the Tea Rose Symposium.
Marie Lambert, also known as Snowflake, 1886.  The soft white sport of Mme. Bravy.  Double and fragrant.  Rich green foliage on a vigorous plant.
 
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 334.  
 
Mme. Bravy Tea, creamy white shaded blush, 1846, ('Adèle Pradel'; 'Alba Rosea'; 'Danzille'; 'Joséphine Maltot'; 'Mme. Denis'; 'Mme. de Sertot'); Guillot Père. Description.
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 458.  
 
Guillot, Père et Fils.   A nineteenth-century French father and son concern, founded by Pierre (Guillot Père) in 1826.  ‘Madame Bravy’ (1848) is his best known rose, but it is overshadowed by his son Jean-Pierre’s ‘La France’(1867), ‘Catherine Mermet’(1869) amd the first Polyantha ‘Mignonette’(1880)
 
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 112.  
 
....La France, said to be a seedling of Mme. Falcot, an orange-yellow Tea, is now generally considered the first Hybrid Tea.   However, it was a stray seedling and some authorities have considered a more likely parentage to be Mme. Victor Verdier (a red Hybrid Perpetual) x Mme. Bravy (a pale blush Tea).   
 
Book  (Jun 1992)  Page(s) 51.  
 
Mme Bravy ('Alba Rosea', 'Adèle Pradel', 'Danzille', 'Isidore Malton', 'Mme Denis', 'Mme de Sertot', 'Mme Maurin') Tea. Guillot père, 1845. [Author cites information from different sources. Interesting entries about the origin of the rose and it was named for the wife of G. Bravy, of the Société d'Horticulture de l'Hérault.]
Book  (1992)  Page(s) 347.  
 
Mme. Bravy,  Adèle Pradel, Mme. de Sertot.   Guillot Père, France 1846.   One of the early teas.  Large, double, creamy-white flowers with pink shadings.  Very free-flowering and with a strong, supposedly ‘tea’ fragrance.   Plant dense and bushy.   Continuous flowering.  Prefers full sun.  Good for bedding,  Suitable for pots & cutting.  Moderately fragrant.  3’x 2’       90 x 60 cm. 
Book  (1990)  Page(s) 44.  
 
Mme. Bravy 1846.  Hybrid.  Double, creamy white blooms with soft bluish-pink shading.  Good foliage.  Average.  Remontant. 
 
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 77.  Includes photo(s).
 
('Alba Rosea', 'Mme. Serat') A Tea rose raised by Guillot of Pont Cherin in 1846 and introduced by Guillot (of Lyons) in 1848. (Description) … This is often said to be one of the parents, with 'Mme. Victor Verdier' of the first Hybrid Tea 'La France'.
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 77.  Includes photo(s).
 
Mme. Bravy (Alba Rosea, Mme. Serat).   A Tea rose raised by Guillot of Pont Cherin in 1846 and introduced by Guillot (of Lyons) in 1848.   It makes a low plant up to 1m high, with large flowers in hanging clusters, freely produced.   This is often said to be one of the parents, with ‘Mme. Victor Verdier’ of the first Hybrid Tea ‘La France’.
 
Book  (23 Jun 1987)  Page(s) 22.  
 
‘Madame Bravy’ (‘Danzille’,  ‘Alba Rosea’,  ‘Mme. de Serfot’, (sic)  ‘Mme. Denis’,  ‘Josephine Meltot’) (1846).   This was a famous Tea bred by Guillot with globular flowers in which the outer petals were somewhat short and the inner petals short and folded.   The colour is creamy white delicately blushed with rosy pink and has that glistening effect so beautiful too in ‘Duchesse de Brabant’.   This rose was also famous as a parent of the first Hybrid Tea ‘La France’
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