Judging by the following, a correspondent of the Gardeners' Chronicle does not think anything will beat Niphetos as a White Tea. But then it is such a delicate grower in American rose houses.

"A Tea has reached us from America which has been received with much favor; it is a sport from Catherine Mermet, the pink of that rose being replaced with white, and a slight soupcon of primrose at the base, about as much as we see in Gloire Lyonnaise; a box of it was exhibited this spring at one of the Royal Horticultural Society's shows by Mr. D. Gilmour, jun., and was greatly admired; but the general opinion, I think, was, that as a white tea rose Niphetos still holds the palm. There may be other roses which may come to the front, but I think these will be amongst the most noteworthy".