'Amazone'

(Pronounced: AMA-zone)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Amazone'

'Amazone'

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'Amazone' is a beautiful yellow old garden Tea rose, introduced in 1872. It is a combination of the Tea rose, 'Safrano', and an unnamed seedling. The flowers are yellow with the reverse of the petals veined pink.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'Amazone' is a seedling of the apricot tea rose, ‘Safrano’. It produces large (3”), cupped, double, buttery yellow, fragrant flowers throughout the season. The reverse of the petals is veined with rose pink.

The foliage is dark green and the new growth is red.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensis

 
GROUP:

OGR

 
CLASS:

T

 
SEED
PARENT:

'Safrano'  

POLLEN
PARENT:

Seedling  

BREEDER:

Ducher  

INTRODUCED:

'Amazone' was introduced by Ducher (France) in 1872.  

DATE:

1872 [ France ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

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



'Amazone' forms a shrub 4' to 6' high and 3' wide, with vigorous angular growth.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is dark green and glossy. New growth is bronzy-red.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

C - Continuous. Amazone starts blooming in April in the Texas Hill Country and continues blooming more or less continuously throughout the growing season.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    3.00"      to      3.53"           Cluster Size:    3      to      4           Petal Count:    350 to 30          

'Amazone' flowers are double and cupped. The petals have a reverse curl so the tips of the petal appear to be pointed at an angle of about 60 degrees. The blooms occur in clusters of 3-4, and are about 3-1/2" in diameter.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

my - Medium yellow - 'Amazone' blooms are medium yellow, with pink veining on the reverse sides of the petals.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

There is some pink veining on the petal reverses.  

FRAGRANCE:

sf - Slightly fragrant. 'Amazone' has a light tea fragrance.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 7 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Amazone' is a very trouble-free rose, but somewhat smaller than its parent, 'Safrano'. It prefers full sun.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Amazone'is easily propagated from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Requires sunny location to thrive
    ** Makes good cut flowers
    ** Suitable for growing in pots
    ** Suitable for growing in greenhouses
    ** Availability is limited

'Amazone' is a very versitle rose that is suitable for growing in pots or forcing or growing in greenhouses, and it makes excellent cut flowers.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:
 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 12.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 10.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, p. 30.

Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, p. 379.