'Safrano' rose Description
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Apricot or apricot blend Tea.
Registration name: Safrano (Tea, Beauregard 1839)
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.
Height: 6'7" to 9'10" (200 to 300cm). Width: 6'7" to 9'10" (200 to 300cm).
USDA zone 7b through 9b. Can be used for cut flower or garden. Vigorous. heat tolerant. Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Parentage uncertain, see References. 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'