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'Saffrona' rose Description
'Safrano (Tea, Beauregard, 1837)' rose photo
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
78 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Tea.
Registration name: Safrano (Tea, Beauregard, 1837)
Origin:
Bred by Jean-Frédéric Sourdeau de Beauregard (France, 1837).
Introduced in Australia by Camden Park in 1850 as 'Safrano'.
Class:
Tea.  
Bloom:
Yellow, apricot shading, ages to buff .  Strong fragrance.  22 petals.  Medium to large, double (17-25 petals), cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Reddish-purple foliage.  

Height: 6'7" to 9'10" (200 to 300cm).  Width: 6'7" to 9'10" (200 to 300cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7b through 9b.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  heat tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.  
Patents:
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
Parentage uncertain, see References. Introduced as seeling of 'Thé jaune'. The attribution of the pollen parent to 'Desprez' is of recent origin (1941).
Despite some sources 'Aimée Plantier' was a rose distinct from 'Safrano'.
In Italy, 'Marie van Houtte' is often confused with 'Safrano'
 
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