Monday, December 19, 2011

Bloom of the Day

Philippe Noisette arrived in Charleston in the late 18th century and established a nursery. Noisette bred from a hybrid of 'Parson's Pink China' and 'R. moschata' called the 'Champneys Pink Cluster' given to him by John Champneys. The development of Noisettes ran parallel to that of Bourbons and Teas and added a new color - a soft yellow. Not all Noisettes are yellow as you can see. They can be milky-white, old ivory, apricot or a tea washed pink, but a sheeny, silky yellow is their trademark.