By Di Durston, Tea Bag PRHRiA
Old roses have been notoriously passed around by slips from friend to friend and sometimes
names have been lost in time. It becomes easier to remember the rose that is growing in our
gardens by using a name like “Grannies Rose”.
“Comtesse Riza du Parc”, the rose that we grow in Australia with this name, has unfortunately been misnamed at some stage in the import process when moving roses around the world. Some believed this rose to be the Tea Rose ‘Madame Charles’. The original rose is bred by Schwartz. France. 1876 and is a seedling of ‘Duchesse de Brabant’ syn ‘Comtesse de Labarthe’