03 September 2012

Rediscovered Riethmuller roses

The NSW nurseryman Bruce Treloar has found a group of Multiflora Hybrids whose owners regard them as lost Riethmullers. There are at least four lost Riethmullers in the Multiflora group, but it is not yet clear whether Bruce's roses are registered originals, unregistered originals, sports, seedlings or foundlings.
The missing registered Riethmullers are
  • 'Amore' 1957 deep pink
  • 'Carmel Bice' 1959 pink blend
  • 'Elaine White' 1959 white
  • 'Ngarla' 1955 possibly dark red
  • 'Florrie Joyce' 1960 unknown
  • 'Helios' 1960 unknown
  • 'Rubens' 1960 unknown.
The last three of these may not even be Multiflora Hybrids.
Bruce Treloar has so far identified the following among those he has found:
  • "Esmeralda Taylor Rd" similar to 'Esmeralda' but not the same
  • "Honeyflow #2" similar to but not the same as 'Honeyflow'
  • "Pale Honeyflow" similar to but not the same as 'Honeyflow'.

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