RoseFile Database

Devoniensis - Tea Rose

Devoniensis

Tea. Bred by Foster in UK in 1838.
Use:
 
Arch, Wall, Fence
Color:
 
White/Yellow Blend
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Strong Tea
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Medium - about 4 inches
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 8 - 11
Height & Width:
 
12 x 6
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments The flowers of Devoniensis are pale, pale ivory - occasionally flushed with pink. Mostly, they appear white in color. They are roughly 4 inches across, cupped, and fragrant. As is true of most tea roses, it repeats well. Where it is cold hardy, the rose is of easy culture and is considered a great treasure in the garden. It will need good feeding, now and again, to support the production of blossoms. In the UK it will grow well in the county for which it is named. But further north it is typically grown with winter protection. There are conflicting reports about whether there is a shrub form and a climbing form, or if any difference in stature may be accounted for by growing environment and cultural practices.