Tea Rose
Rosa 'Safrano'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Safrano
Additional cultivar information:(aka Saffrona)
Hybridized by Beauregard
Registered or introduced: 1839
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Class:

Tea

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:

Yellow blend (yb)

Bloom Shape:

Semi-double

Cupped

Tea shaped

Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Bush

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Other Details:

Unknown - Tell us

Pruning Instructions:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

By simple layering

By air layering

By tip layering

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brooksville, Florida

Deer Park, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Katy, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Rowlett, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
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Positive

On Mar 25, 2010, carle from Katy, TX wrote:

I live in zone 9a Katy, Texas. I found it very easy to root this plant using rooting hormone, and moisture control soil in a pot covered with a plastic dome. I rooted about half a dozen, gave some away as gifts, planted two of the "babies" in my landscape. I love it! In the winter and spring it is apricot colored and quite double - makes good cut flowers that last days. In the heat of the summer the blooms are more semi-double, more of a fawn color (light golden) and last only a couple days as a cut flower. This is very disease and insect resistant, and extremely healthy. It has beautiful plum-red new foliage, even in the winter time. Not fussy and drought tolerant. In the spring through the fall it blooms profusely. This is my MOST reliable yellow rose. The pictures of Safrano on t... read more

Positive

On Mar 20, 2008, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

beautiful rose, but I find it hard to root.
my dear friend, who has been able to root this beauty, finally just gave me a plant. Doing great

Neutral

On May 7, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bred in France.

Parentage:
Seed: Parks' Yellow Tea-scented China
Pollen: Desprez