'Madame Bravy' rose References
Newsletter (Feb 2018) Page(s) 21-22. Includes photo(s).
[From "Five Early Uncommon Tea Roses", by Darrel g.h. Schramm, pp, 18-23]
Madame Bravy was the wife of G. Bravy, a horticulturist who presided over the Institute of Experimental Horticulture and Trees in Clermont-Ferrand, central France. The rose that bears her name, creamy white with folded inner petals and short outer petals, was released into commerce in 1846. The gardener who raised it had named it ‘Danzille’, but Guillot who introduced it changed it to ‘Mme Bravy’. The flowers grow in small clusters, emitting a soft scent of facial cream—some sniffers say of raspberries. Seven leaflets define the dark green leaf. It is a low grower, perhaps two feet high and does well in a container.
Book (2008) Includes photo(s).
p93. ‘Comtesse Riza du Park’ was sold in Australia from the 1880s to the 1920s but is not known to have survived here. The rose grown under this name today was introduced by Roy and Heather Rumsey during the 1980s and is thought to have been among roses they imported from the United States. Unlikely to be the original ‘Comtesse Riza du Park’ the Australian rose has also been distributed under the names of Madame Berkeley’ and Mme. Bravy’.
p122. The present-day ‘Mme. Berkeley’ ….is occasionally seen in some nurseries labelled ‘Mme. Bravy’ or….
p124. Mme. Bravy
Article (magazine) (2007) Page(s) 404.
Table 1. Comparison of key volatile components in representative cultivated Chinese roses and species. [adsorption volume by Solid Phase Microextraction (peak area, x10')]
Book (2003) Page(s) 152.
Obtentions de J.-B. Guillot père
1846. Mme. Bravy (T9, Catalogue, obtenue par un Guillot homonyme, et d'abord appelée "Danzille" (?); commercialisée par J.-B. Guiillot père, en 1848; synonyme : Madame de Sertot.
Newsletter (2001) Page(s) 29. Vol 22, No. 1.
Marie's [Philo] Musings.
Tea Roses and the fact that in the Bay of Plenty they flower all year. Somehow I missed Madame Bravy, so when I read she has a raspberry fragrance like Mme. Isaac Pereire I was lost. She has a lovely perfume and is a most gorgeous creamy rose. Whilst she is only a young cutting-grown plant she is very floriferous and will grow to 1m tall.
Book (2001) Page(s) 203.
"The many supposed synonyms formerly reported ('Alba Rosea', 'Adèle Pradel, etc. etc.) appear not to be synonyms at all, but rather now extinct rose varieties in their own right."
Website/Catalog (Oct 2000) Page(s) 79.
Mme. Bravy. Creamy-white. Tea Rose fragrance. 3ft. (Guillot 1846)
Book (1999) Page(s) 378. Includes photo(s).
Mme. Bravy Syn. 'Adele Pradel'. 'Danzille', 'Mme. de Sertat'. Old. Tea. Near white. Repeat flowering. Known for its raspberry-scented blooms, this rose has cupped, globular flowers that are creamy white sometimes shaded pink. These double blooms have short folded center petals. This floriferous bloomer is a hardy bush covered with light green leaves. Its 3 ft (1m) size makes it a good container plant. Zones 6-11. Guillot, France 1846. Parentage unknown.
Book (1999) Page(s) 66.
Dominique Massad. the Lyonnaise Rose Growers in the 19th Century.
Jean Baptiste Guillot Père 1803-1882. Active between 1842 and 1871.
Jean-Baptiste Guillot, called Guillot père, was born in the Isère and set up in Lyon in 1829 as a horticulturist and market gardener. In 1834 he ordered from Verdier, a Parisian rose grower, the collection of rose bushes that were to serve as basis for his new varieties: ......... He also put on the market varieties obtained by other growers like ...... and ‘Mme. Bravy’ obtained by a gardener called Guillot but not related. Guillot père worked with his son, also called Jean-Baptiste, referred to as Guillot fils up to 1853.
Website/Catalog (1999) Page(s) 56.
Mme. Bravy available next season upon request only.