Blanc de Vibert. Bred by Vibert, France 1847.
Blanc de Vibert is one of the shapely Portland shrubs, and represents a color not often seen in the group: white! Blooms are fully double with delicate, papery petals of a translucent quality. The newly opening buds often display a pale cream-yellow tint.
This Portland Damask is often a difficult plant in damp climates, like the West Coast, with blooms often decaying in damp weather. The plant will often produce too many buds for all to open properly, and so a judicious disbudding is recommended. Otherwise, this is a wonderful shrub, capable of giving some of the best classically formed OGR style blooms imaginable. In spite of its temperment, it is a beautiful shrub.
merit rating: N.A.
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