Nathalie

The ‘Nathalie’ I have appears to be very similar to my plant of ‘Queen Rose’ and I am still considering whether or not it is correct.  However, in comparing it to a friend’s ‘Nathalie’ plant obtained from a different nursery, they appeared to be the same.

According to Silvia Saunders’ notes, ‘Nathalie’ is a deep bright cherry, semidouble with 3-4 rows of petals, blooms 3 days after ‘Ludovica’, has 3-5 small light green carpels, bright pink stigmas, very short cream filaments, and white discs on a tall plant. Her attribution of flower color does not match well with that in the 1939 Saunders’ catalogue, “brilliant salmon rose”.  Could she have mixed up ‘Nadia’, a cherry pink, with ‘Nathalie’?

Any comments?

Cultivar: Nathalie
Year: 1939
Seedling No: 10285-10306. Pages 22 & 38 of Saunders’ Notebook I
Parentage: 7: lactiflora ‘James Kelway’  X peregrina “lobata of Perry”
Flower: Color: brilliant salmon pink, white flares on outside
Form: semidouble
Blooms: Week 5
Carpels: pale green
Stigmas: salmon pink
Disc: white 
Stamens: cream
Plant: Habit: bush
Foliage color: medium green
Foliage form: medium
Height: 34″ in 2021
Recommendation: Recommended
Availability: Rare