A Hybrid Tea whose parents are Minis
||‘Buffy Sainte-Marie’, Mander 1996
||Hybrid Tea, op
(previously classified as a Floribunda - changed in August
2003 - see below)
||'June Laver' x 'Rubies ’n’ Pearls'
||In Canada by Select Roses in 1996 and by Carl Pallek and Son Nurseries
||Blend of salmon, orange, yellow and pink with yellow centre. In
clusters of 15-45 blooms, 25-30
petals, dia. 9 cm. It’s greatest asset is to exhibit single, disbudded
blooms of 5.5 inches dia. which
can easily win a trophy at any rose show. At the 2006 Vancouver
show ‘Buffy Sainte-Marie’ won "BEST H.T. in SHOW"(Queen
in USA rose shows)
||Medium, dark green and semi glossy.
||Average to good.
||Average, to zone 5.
||Extremely vigorous, lots of new basals, bushy and
spreading growth to only 70-90 cm, (30-36 inches.)
|| Repeats until the first frost.
||Only available in Canada. See my Nursery
Links for information.
One interesting note about the parents of this Hybrid Tea is that they
are both Miniature roses and are the same parents as for 'Glowing
Amber', 'Golden Beryl' and other minis of mine.
As both parents have
a HT as their father, their offspring always gives me 20 to 30% big
roses, mostly floribundas but occasionally a HT (see
nicely coloured photo of 'unnamed HT'). As you can see in the different
photos of this rose, it has a beautiful blend of orange/gold salmon/coral
and pink-- with an orange/gold reverse and has between 20 to 30 petals.
The blooms are 3 to 4" in dia. on sprays, and 5" or more when
disbudded and grown as a single. The bush grows only about 30 to 40" high.
I have counted 45 blooms per spray. When exhibited as a single Fl. I
have won 4 trophies with it in the first 2 years. It's greatest asset
is showing it single, disbudded.
It is also a good garden rose as the
large sprays on mature bushes give an incredible display of colors, not
all blooms opening at the same time. This rose prefers the cooler more
moderate climates. This rose has a special story to it : It is named
after the well known folk singer Buffy Sainte-Marie, who is a First Nations
born in Saskatchewan. She grew up in the States and now lives in Hawaii.
In the sixties and early seventies, she became well known for writing
such songs as Universal Soldier, Until It's Time For You To Go, and Eagle
Man/Changing Women. In the late seventies she made appearances on Sesame
Accolades accumulated in the last two decades. An Oscar
was won for her song : 'Up Where We Belong'. In France, she was awarded
Artist for her 1993 CD, Coincidence And Likely Stories. In her home
province, the Saskatchewan Recording Industry Association gave her its
Achievement Award. In 1995, she was inducted into the JUNO Hall of
Fame, and in the late nineties she has been named an Officer of the Order
Canada. All this is only a fraction of her achievements.
How did we get
to name this rose after her?? My wife and I liked her folk music very
much, and after we saw interviews with her on CBC television we were
even more impressed. It was my wife's
idea to name a rose after her. When the folk singer gave a concert
in Vancouver, B.C., we went backstage after the show to ask her about
her name to a new rose. She liked the idea and said yes because she
likes roses. After one more year of tests I applied for the registration
in June 1998, just in time for the Seattle rose show, it was accepted
by the I.R.A.R. At it's first show, 'Buffy Sainte-Marie' won the Trophy
for Best Single disbudded Floribunda.
‘Buffy Sainte-Marie’ Rose now “Reclassified” from
Fl. to HT
(See American Rose Mag. Aug.03, pg.35)
This information is only important
to "Rose Exhibitors", as
for a garden rose it does not make a difference!
Reason for change: This
rose produces beautiful single disbudded blooms for exhibition. Since
1998 it won several trophies for Best Single FL.,
and also a single
Fl. floating in a bowl. At our local Vancouver, BC 2002 show, three single
blooms in one vase won the trophy for “MOST MERITORIOUS EXHIBIT” in
Division II . ("all vases" of HT’s, Fl. &OGR)
For the last two years many of my friends suggested to
change the classification to HT. I finally applied for the change just
before our local 2003 show.
I have had 20 or more disbudded blooms 2 weeks before the show as we
had an early spring. Only one smaller bloom of 4 1/2 “ diameter
was left for the show and to my surprise it almost won Queen. It came
a close second (King! ) with 3 - 2 for the other bloom, as the judges
had told me later. Had it been over 5 inches it could have won Queen
easily. Since then many exhibitors were asking me where to buy plants
of ‘Buffy Sainte-Marie’. Note that
at the 2006 Vancouver Rose Society show ‘Buffy Sainte-Marie’ won "BEST H.T.
in USA rose shows)
Please note, that ‘Buffy Saint-Marie’ is
only available from Hortico, in Ontario, eastern Canada at the moment.
There are several photos of 'Buffy
Sainte-Marie' in my Floribunda
Gallery. Note that this rose is now classified as a Hybrid Tea
(see above) and the images will eventually be moved out of the Floribunda