Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info) Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info) Cultivar: Madame Plantier Additional cultivar information: (aka Mme. Plantier, The Bride's Rose) Hybridized by Plantier; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1835
Height: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m) 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m) 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m) 10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
Spacing: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m) 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F) USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F) USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
Bloom Color: White (w)
Bloom Shape: Double
Flower Fragrance: Very Fragrant
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer
Habit: Shrub Trained to climb
Patent Information: Non-patented
Other Details: Shade-tolerant Salt-tolerant Resistant to black spot Resistant to mildew Resistant to rust Stems are nearly thornless
Pruning Instructions: Avoid pruning
Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
Propagation Methods: From softwood cuttings From semi-hardwood cuttings From hardwood cuttings By grafting By budding
On May 1, 2010, jazzy1okc from Oklahoma City, OK wrote:
Having learned the hard way, I plant only hardy, disease resistant roses that can take high humidity and extreme heat without succumbing to black spot--the nemesis of OKC rose growers. MP has earned its keep with abundant fragrant blooms and disease free foliage. Happy in morning sun and filtered mid day and afternoon sun, sheltered from north winds, it is doing well situated between a magnolia and an elm in the driest area in my yard. I planted it last year and it bloomed like crazy. This year, in spite of a very hard winter, it has tripled in size and is covered in buds. What a winner!
On Jun 24, 2004, Leslie_Pz from Amherst, NH wrote:
Information regarding Alba Rose; Mme Plantier.
Tends to grow tall - 6ft tall and sometimes wide. Usually thornless, Mme Plantier has mat, gray-/or/blue-green leaves and clusters of delicate, petite, creamy white flowers; flowering only once and usually in Spring.
Like other Albas, Mme Plantier is shade tolerant. They are supremely hardy of all old garden roses; doing well in adverse conditions, survives with some neglect, thrives well with poor soil and resists desease and other problems.
On Mar 20, 2004, Olympia_WA from Olympia, WA wrote:
This Madame Plantier rose was already in my garden for years when I bought the house. It was approx. 8 -10 ft. high with a fountain shape. It is nearly thornless & exceptionally fragrant. Blooms once for a long period of time. Very hardy & thrives under difficult conditions, even partial shade. Almost completely disease-resistant & requires little pruning. I only pruned it back to 5-6 ft. this winter to make it bushier, but do not plant on pruning it again.
It smells wonderful!
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Merced, California San Anselmo, California Seal Beach, California Snellville, Georgia Plainfield, Illinois Amherst, New Hampshire Marion, North Carolina Arcadia Lakes, South Carolina Dishman, Washington Olympia, Washington