By Di Durston, Tea Bag PRHRiA
The first steps to identify the rose that is grown today as ‘Rubens’ began when our Tea Book was being written and at this time the ‘Rubens’ - 'Laurette’ naming issue was being strongly debated. A timeline was compiled for two of the roses that seemed to be identical. I then visited South Africa in search for the third rose ‘Archimede’ that was going through an identity issue as the other Robert/Moreau, Tea Roses
Follow my journey as I researched - and continue to research - the elusive history of the beautiful Tea Rose 'Rubens'. You can read about it HERE.
Chromolithograph of 'Rubens' from Rosen-Album, Komlosy and Ferenstel, Vienna 1868-1875