bred by Vibert, France 1845.
a very lovely, loosely double striped variety with a unique cupped bloom
form, with about 60 petals of which the centermost ones are often folded
down the mid-rib. Each bloom is about 3 inches across and they are born
in generous clusters of 5 or more. Stamens are exposed clearly when
fully open, as you can see, and there is sometimes a green pointel at
the center instead of stigmas. As you can see, the bloom color is a
deep pink stripe on top of a pale pink ground. There is a pleaseant,
but not particularly strong fragrance.
shrub is of moderate size, remaining under 4 feet in height and similar
width. I have found it to be highly disease resistant, occasionally
getting some mildew on the shoot tips in late Summer. This is a very
sweet little rose that has a similar effect in the garden as 'Rosa Mundi',
but with more petals. Well worth inclusion in any Gallica collection.
merit rating: 8.0, but under assessment.
Hardiness: Likely USDA zones
4 to 8, zone 4 in a protected location.
Shrub size: 3 to 4 feet tall X 4 feet wide.
Fragrance: 3.0, moderate Gallica scent, spicy rather than
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