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Tea Rose 'Mrs. B.R. Cant'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Mrs. B.R. Cant
Hybridized by Cant
Registered or introduced: 1901
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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:

Medium pink (mp)

Bloom Shape:



Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:


Other Details:

Resistant to black spot

Resistant to mildew

Resistant to rust

Stems are moderately thorny

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Little Rock, Arkansas

Windermere, Florida

Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Denham Springs, Louisiana

Lafayette, Louisiana

Columbia, South Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

Bellaire, Texas

Bryan, Texas

Gilmer, Texas

Houston, Texas (3 reports)

Kurten, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Rowlett, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 6, 2015, LeslieT from Bellaire, TX wrote:

This is a rose I couldn't live without. My shrub is 25 years old, growing in a not-wonderful location, but is still beautiful. It has to fight the roots of a Southern Magnolia, but perseveres. I lost one to too much shade, but removed a tree this spring and bought another one. That's how much I love this rose! Do beware of her thorns.


On Mar 27, 2012, HatcherTiger from Lafayette, LA wrote:

Lafayette, LA (9a). The house I purchased has one growing up an eight foot fence. House was built circa 1983 and I believe this was part of the original landscaping. It must be 14 feet high and has grown over and into the neighbor's yard. I do NOTHING to this bush and it performs wonderfully, flowering throughout the year even during the high heat and humidity of the south Louisiana summer. Purchased another one from Antique Rose Emporium and its is taking off in its second year.


On Jun 29, 2010, SerenaSYH from Overland Park-Kansas City, KS wrote:

Such a lovely, beautiful tea. A very nice, wonderful grapefruit scent. The color is a very deep violet bicolor and the buds are stunning. I took a big risk trying to grow it in my zone. Long-term survival is up in the air, but it was recommended as being the hardiest of the teas. It is my perfect rose (I only grow hybrid teas and old garden roses) and Mrs. B.R. Cant is the perfect rose for my garden. It looks like a hybrid tea all the way into its mature bloom form, then gradually, it transforms into the charming tea shape. I absolutely love this rose and hope it survives my zone....