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"Almerta Orchard Pink" rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 140-637
most recent 24 APR HIDE POSTS
Initial post 22 APR by Give me caffeine
I like this one. A lot. The flowers are gorgeous to look at and have a delicious scent. It's not a super strong scent, but not weak either, and is very pleasant.

The bush is a typical Tea, so pretty much bulletproof for disease. Not one of the most rampant Teas, at least initially. My two were struck in February 2021 and are still quite small, but healthy.

Definitely worth trying if you like Teas. Would probably be easy to keep to a fairly small size, if you needed to do that.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 24 APR by Margaret Furness
Billy Teabag has suggested this one, for the reasons you state, when I asked for a suggestion to introduce the general public to the mystery Teas.
"Octavus Weld"; is in commerce, and known to readers of one of Trevor Nottle's books, but not necessarily correct. Some of the other found Teas are in commerce under wrong names.
Discussion id : 106-286
most recent 30 OCT 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 30 OCT 17 by Patricia Routley
Because both roses are said to have a deeper reverse, I compared
”Isabel Smith” (extremely narrow stipules) and
"Almerta Orchard Pink” stipules are wider and are glandular pedicellate.

On my young (still potted) plants of “Almerta Orchard Pink” the deeper reverse fades as the bloom ages.
Discussion id : 91-912
most recent 7 APR 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 APR 16 by Jen Light
"Almerta" is my rural property in South Australia, and is home to the mother plants of " Almerta Orchard Pink" and " Mrs Heggie's Red Tea" . Both have had a tough summer with little water and very hot weather.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 7 APR 16 by billy teabag
Thank you for conserving and sharing this rose Jen. My admiration for its health and beauty grows and grows. It has become one of my favourite roses.
Discussion id : 88-162
most recent 28 SEP 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 28 SEP 15 by Warren Millington
I love this tea but at the moment all the new foliage has Powdery Mildew badly.
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