Ethel Yount's White

nastarana(5a)May 5, 2014

Rose Petals Nursery has an interesting collection of found roses. Among them is Ethel Yount's White, identified by Malcome Manners as an alba. It is not listed on HMF.

Has anyone here grown Ethel Yount's White or know anything about it.

For whatever reason, HMF is not letting me post links.

They also list both Benny Lopez and Pulich Children, both of those not currently available, but maybe in years to come those will be offered also.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jerijen(Zone 10)

It's very probable that they obtained Benny Lopez and Pulich Children from the Sacramento City Cemetery. They certainly saw those roses there. But they wouldn't have them ready to sell yet. Not enough time.

The Cemetery has given a number of rare cultivars to Dr. Manners, and I expect you folks on the East Coast will have an opportunity to get them before too long.


    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 5:55PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
fogrose(zone 10/sunset 17)

Anita Clevenger from the Sacramento Cemetery posted on the rose forum recently about bringing Benny Lopez to Dr. Manners. Glad she also brought Pulich Children. Both are wonderful roses.


    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 9:03PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

That is good news indeed that we also might get a crack at growing some of the wondrous CA found roses.

I take it the "Ethel Yount's White" was not found on the West Coast?

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 12:02AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

"Ethel Yount's White" was my grandmother's rose. It grew on her dairy farm in Clarion County, Pennsylvania, at least by the early 1930s. It is very similar to 'Semiplena', and may actually be that rose, except that in more than 20 years of growing them here in Lakeland, 'Semiplena' flowered most years, whereas we have never had a single flower on Ethel Yount's White. On the other hand, we've tried to distribute it far and wide to areas that get more winter chill, and it flowers well in climates that get a bit more winter than we.

Here is a link that might be useful: Photo of Ethel in NYC

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 6:56AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
fogrose(zone 10/sunset 17)

That's a beautiful rose Malcolm. I plan to order it. I'm currently growing some other Albas like Sappho, Maxima, Blush Hip and Felicite Parmentier so hopefully my winter chill will be enough for it.


    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 7:29AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Ethel does look a lot like Semiplena in your pictures, Mr. Manners..

Maybe a sport or a seedling? I just ordered it. I need a new semiplena, the one I have now being not likely to recover from wabbit damage, so maybe I can grow them together.,

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 10:35PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
I'm back!
Hello, friends! This is Robert from Virginia....formerly...
Robert zone 6 Cleveland
new garden bed - mixing pink roses
The cool autumn nights are here, so I think it might...
Adam Harbeck
David Austin Backlash... Well post your FAV Austin Pic here.
There seems to be some recent backlash on austin roses,...
Queen of Sweden song
With apologies to Cab Calloway -- "I had a dream...
Sylvia Weiser Wendel
Can I have an antique rose hedge in zone 10?
Hi all! I recently moved into a house in coastal SoCal...
Sponsored Products
Virtu KD-700118-C-WH 118 Dual Vanity White Finish - Ceramic Countertop
Blue Bath
42" Crossroad Brushed Nickel Ceiling Fan
$99.99 | Lamps Plus
GSI by Nameeks Panorama Floor Mounted Bidet - GSI 666011
$559.91 | Hayneedle
Wire Basket Chair in White
| Dot & Bo
Edge Bow Square Wall Sconce by Philips Forecast Lighting
$218.00 | Lumens
Palm Springs Block Beach Towel - ORANGE (BEACH TOWEL)
$60.00 | Horchow
Stonegate Designs | Laser Cut 28 Inch Pendant Light
Hampton Bay Bed Side Lamps: Towne Heights 27 in. Table Lamp HD13660TLBSTC
$24.97 | Home Depot
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™