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PlantFiles: Old Garden Rose
Rosa 'Madame Plantier'

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

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Trained to climb

Patent Information:

Other Details:
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

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5 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive jazzy1okc 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!

Positive Leslie_Pz On Jun 26, 2008, Leslie_Pz from Amherst, NH wrote:

This tends to suffer some disease and there isn't much fragrance for me, but I love this rose and photograph it throughout the blooming season.

Even had another small show of flowers, later in the summer, last year. Maybe will happen again?

Positive mrs_colla On May 10, 2008, mrs_colla from Marin, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

The best smell a rose can have, absolutely stunning, delicious!!!!

Positive Leslie_Pz 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.

Great rose and highly recommended!

Positive Olympia_WA 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
Columbia, South Carolina
Olympia, Washington
Spokane, Washington

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