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Monsieur Tillier - Tea Rose

Monsieur Tillier

Tea. Bred by Bernaix in France in 1891.
Use:
 
Rounded
Color:
 
Coral
Form:
 
Muddled
Fragrance:
 
Strong
Remontance:
 
Repeat
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 8 - 10
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 4 ft
Recommendation:
 

Comments As is true of so many tea roses, the flowers of Monsieur Tillier are highly variable in color ranging from pale apricot through soft orange to deep magenta. And there is usually a rich mix of color in any blossom. The plant is leggy but robust, with plenty of foliage. And it is resistant to disease. It can tolerate some drought, but it may delay bloom for a year.

BTW:

I grew Monsieur Tillier in a zone 7 garden and it survived three years of moderate neglect along with Baronne Prevost and Hermosa. It was tested with poor, dry soil, light shade, yo-yo temperatures in spring, and thrips. Hermosa tolerated all of this with aplomb. Baronne Prevost just barely got by. Thrips desiccated all its spring blossoms before they opened, but it did produce two nice flowers every fall - good enough to make it a keeper. Monsieur Tillier survived but it never bloomed. Except for Gloire de Mousseux and Permanent Wave which manufactured fungal spores for other roses, it is the only rose I can recall shovel pruning. ARS members give it an 8.4.