Paul Barden has this to say about Bon Silene, “Although this is a far less full blossom than many other Teas, it is a lovely thing, with shapely buds of a silvery pink with deeper tones deep in the unfolding bloom. It has that special opalescent glow to its petals that only the Teas seem to possess. Hardly just another pink. It has a pleasant Tea fragrance as well, although not as strong as many others.” Photo and Comments Copyright 2007 Paul Barden and The Uncommon Rose
Introduced in 1837.