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Duchesse d'Auerstadt - Tea Noisette Rose

Duchesse d'Auerstadt

Tea Noisette. Bred by Bernaix in France in 1897.
Use:
 
Pillar, Arch, Wall
Color:
 
Apricot
Form:
 
Quartered
Fragrance:
 
Strong
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Large (4-5 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 7 - 11
Height & Width:
 
16 ft x 6 ft
Recommendation:
 
Highly Recommended

Comments Duchesse de Auerstadt is less popular than, say, Gloire de Dijon, Marechal Niel, or Reve d'Or the highly rated tea/noisette of which it is a sport. But if one is seeking a richly golden tea-noisette with perfectly formed flowers, it may sometimes be the best choice. The color can be a little variable, but it is darker than Gloire de Dijon and Reve d'Or, usually. And it resists fading better than some other yellow tea/noisettes. Peter Beales describes it as peach buff copper; but it can also be apricot, yellow, or pale apricot. The plant is reputed to be quite vigorous and pretty free of disease, being a good doer where it is cold hardy.