Clotilde Soupert (Polyantha) [Mignonette x Mme. Damaizin]

Everblooming Roses for the Out-door Garden of the Amateur p. 57 (1912)
Georgia Torrey Drennan
The years that have passed since these "Fairy" roses came to us from across the seas have wrought many changes. Hybridised with the Teas, the roses are of larger sizes, more luxuriant growth and more brilliant colours. Not that we love the Polyantha simplex less, but the Polyantha Teas more. These were obtained by crossing the Tea rose Madam Damaizin with Migonette, the most profuse of the dwarf roses. The result was Clotilde Soupert, known over the world as the hardiest everblooming rose of Tea kindred, except Gloire de Dijon. The rosy ivory-white, pinkish salmon tints of these roses, of such different classes, are much the same, rivalling the most exquisite picture Nature ever painted by a ray of light in a drop of water—the rainbow in the heavens. Clotilde Soupert is distinctly many petaled, true to its Polyantha parentage. The petals are lovely little shells, closely compacted together, forming an indescribably beautiful rose.

History of the Rose (1954) p. 225
Roy E. Shepherd
Clotilde Soupert is said to have been derived from a cross of the blush white Polyantha, Mignonette, and the creamy white, shaded salmon, Tea Rose Mme. Damaizin. The tendency of Clotilde Soupert to produce frequently a red blossom makes such a parentage improbable, as neither Mignonette or Mme. Damaizin had an ancestor of that color. In other respects, the generally accepted parentage is possible, but if the genes for a primary color do not exist in the parents, they are not likely to occur in the progeny, and we must therefore assume that the parentage of Clotilde Soupert is incorrectly recorded.

UK Arboretum - Lexington - September 25, 2010

August 14, 2009 (SJH)

August 14, 2009 (SJH)

Oct 26, 2002 (SJH)