AustralianGeneral InterestPublications

Mystery Roses of the Australian Tea-Noisette-China Collection

Mystery Roses front cover

Author(s): Margaret Furness
Publisher: Heritage Roses in Australia Incorporated, 2022
ISBN: 9780645377910

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet…

Around 1,000 Tea roses were available in Australia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. With changing fashions in gardening, they have been largely supplanted by their descendants, and barely a hundred remain her now. Some of the survivors have lost their original names. This booklet presents brief descriptive notes, where they were found, and photos of potentially identifying details, unknown Teas and Noisettes, mainly collected from old gardens and churchyards,

Teas are highly variable, and early descriptions were mostly nonspecific (sometimes with marketing bias), so that true names of these foundlings may never be known, but the mystery adds to their charm.

Softcover 80 pages and A5 size.

Booklets are $10 plus $5 postage. To purchase, contact Pat Toolan.

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Mystery Roses back cover
Mystery Roses of the Australian Tea-Noisette-China Collection back cover