'Safrano'

(Pronounced: Sah-FRAHN-oh)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Safrano'

'Safrano'

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'Safrano' buds are truly beautiful, colored saffron-apricot and long-pointed.

 

'Safrano'

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The buds open to loose semi-double pale apricot flowers with a wonderful tea fragrance.

 

'Safrano'

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'Safrano' forms a well manered shrub between 4' and 5' in height, that is covered with blooms throughout the growing season.

 

'Safrano'

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'Safrano' is one of the earliest and most beautiful of the tea roses. The blooms are safron and apricot yellow, large, semi-double and fragrant.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'Safrano' is one of the oldest and best known of the tea roses. It has beautiful saffron-apricot buds that open to loose, semi-double, buff-colored, medium-sized blooms.

'Safrano' forms an upright bush that spreads as it matures so that older specimens are often as wide as they are tall. Specimens of 'Safrano' that are at least a century old exist in cemeteries and abandoned home sites.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensis

 
GROUP:

OGR

 
CLASS:

T

 
SEED
PARENT:

Unknown. Possibly (Park's Yellow x Mme. Desprez.)  

POLLEN
PARENT:

Unknown  

BREEDER:

Beauregard  

INTRODUCED:

'Safrano' was introduced by Beauregard (France) in 1839.  

DATE:

1839 [ France ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    4 '     to    6 '           Width:    3 '     to    4 '



'Safrano' is an erect bush that normally grows to 3' - 4'. In warmer climates it may reach heights of 7'. As the plant matures it becomes wider and old specimens may be as wide as they are high.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is medium-green and the new shoots are plum colored.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

C - Continuous. 'Safrano' starts blooming in mid-spring with a profuse display. It repeats in the summer, and has a good display in the fall. The spring and fall displays are best.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    2.00"      to      2.00"           Cluster Size:    1      to      2           Petal Count:    20 to 25          

'Safrano' flowers are medium-sized (3") and loosely semi-double.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

'Safrano' blooms open to pale buff-colored flowers from saffron-apricot buds. The flowers become paler as they age.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

MF - Moderately fragrant. 'Safrano' has a good tea scent.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 6 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Safrano' is very hardy and disease resistant. It requires only slight pruning.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Safrano' is easily propagated from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Requires sunny location to thrive
    ** Suitable for growing in pots
    ** Suitable for growing in greenhouses
    ** Availability is limited

'Safrano' is very effective in mass plantings. It may also be grown in large containers. This rose prefers full sun and a protected location.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:

'Safrano' is found throughout the southern United States and is also common in Australia, Bermuda, New Zealand, and South Africa.

 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 35.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 522.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, p. 35.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, pp. 19, 388.

Druitt, Liz. The Organic Rose Garden. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company. 1996, pp. 99, 171.

Welch, William C.. Antique Roses for the South. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1990, pp. 121, 151-152.

Welch, William C.. Perennial Garden Color. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1989, pp. 210-211, 239.