HelpMeFind Roses, Clematis and Peonies
Roses, Clematis and Peonies
and everything gardening related.
DescriptionPhotosLineageAwardsReferencesMember RatingsMember CommentsMember JournalsCuttingsGardensBuy From 
'Beauté Inconstante' rose Description
'Beauté Inconstante (tea, Pernet-Ducher, 1887)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Maurizio Usai
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
63 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
Orange blend Tea.
Registration name: Beauté Inconstante (tea, Pernet-Ducher, 1887)
Bred by Joseph Pernet-Ducher (France, 1887).
Introduced in France by Pernet-Ducher, Joseph in 1892 as 'Beauté Inconstante'.
Introduced in Australia by George Brunning - St. Kilda Nurseries in 1897 as 'Beauté Inconstante'.
Found Rose, Bermuda Rose, Noisette, Tea.  
Orange-red, carmine-red highlights, yellow shading. [Red.].  Variable red. Reddish copper. sometimes flushed or streaked yellow. Pedicels glandular. Receptacle has glands usually on lower half only..  Strong fragrance.  Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, upright.  

Height: 4'11" to 9'10" (150 to 300cm).  Width: up to 16'5" (up to 500cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.  
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Cross between an unreleased seedling bred by Mme Ducher (probably from Earl of Eldon) and Mme Falcot.
See References of 1897.

Seems to show yellow tones in spring, and deep red in summer.

[“Almerta Mrs. Heggie’s Red Tea”. Planted in an historic South Australian property before 1920.
© 2024