'Saffrona' rose Description
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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. 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'