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Perle d'Or, Dubreuil, France 1884 (R. multiflora seedling X 'Mme Falcot')

Perle d'OrThis is a very lovely China hybrid that is new to my collection this year. This can almoct be thought of a a peach colored Cecile Brunner, as they are remarkably similar shrubs, except in their coloring.

Blooms are produced all season long in clusters of 2 or 3, to as many as 7 or 8, and to my nose they are very well almost fruity fragrance. The blooms open a strong orange-buff color and fade over a few days to a softer peachy-pink shade, both of which are nice colors.

The plant itself is upright, but well branched with dense twiggy growth, making a very full looking shrub. Foliage is glossy and pointed, and quite disease least it is for me. The bonus with this rose is its near thornless canes! This is a very attractive shrub, and not likely to grow too large for a small garden.

ARS merit rating: 8.3
Personal merit rating: 8.5
Hardiness: Likely USDA zones 6 to 10, zone 5 in a protected location.
Shrub size: 3 to 6 feet tall X 2 or 3 feet wide, depending on climate
Fragrance: 3.5, strong fruity scent.

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