'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.
'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.
'Amazone' was introduced by Ducher (France) in 1872.
1872 [ France ]
|PLANT SIZE |
Height: 4 ' to 6 ' Width: 3 ' to 3 '
'Amazone' forms a shrub 4' to 6' high and 3' wide, with vigorous angular growth.
The foliage is dark green and glossy. New growth is bronzy-red.
C - Continuous. Amazone starts blooming in April in the Texas Hill Country and continues blooming more or less continuously throughout the growing season.
| 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.
my - Medium yellow - 'Amazone' blooms are medium yellow, with pink veining on the reverse sides of the petals.
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There is some pink veining on the petal reverses.
sf - Slightly fragrant. 'Amazone' has a light tea fragrance.
Zones 7 - 9
'Amazone' is a very trouble-free rose, but somewhat smaller than its parent, 'Safrano'. It prefers full sun.
'Amazone'is easily propagated from cuttings.
'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.
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.