Safrano (Tea) [Knight's Yellow China x unknown]

The Gardener’s Monthly 25: 139 (May 1883)
Origin Of Safrano Rose. — Journal des Roses says this was raised by a passionate rose-lover, Mons. de Beauregard, of Angers, France, a retired officer and chevalier of the Legion of Honor. It was raised from the old yellow tea rose in 1839. It is, says the journal from which we quote, the most popular of all tea roses in France, "honored alike by the sumptuous dweller under a mansard roof, as well as by the poorest of the poor.

Safrano and Isabella Sprunt in spring (Billy Teabag, Perth, Western Australia).

Henry Curtis: Beauties of the Rose (1850) vol. 1.

(SJH)

Aug 7, 2000 (SJH)