Spacing: 36-48 in. (90-120 cm) 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
Hardiness: 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) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
Bloom Color: Pink blend (pb)
Bloom Shape: Double Cupped
Flower Fragrance: Very Fragrant
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer Blooms repeatedly
Patent Information: Non-patented
Other Details: Susceptible to black spot Stems are very thorny
Pruning Instructions: Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth
Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Propagation Methods: From herbaceous stem cuttings From woody stem cuttings From softwood cuttings From semi-hardwood cuttings From hardwood cuttings By grafting By budding By simple layering By air layering By tip layering
On Dec 23, 2011, baiissatva from Dunedin New Zealand wrote:
9b coastal otago new zealand
Having added this rose to my collection this summer, I have a few remarks.
For me, it is exceptionally beautiful and really embodies the old rose look, with it's fat, crepe-like, violet pink blooms and blue-green, slightly mossed foliage. It's perfume is powerful and complex, perhaps in my top five 'smell' roses of all time, a true vintage scent with that powdery, indefinable 'rose' element that seems lacking from so many modern cultivars. In fact, for me it smells very much like 'sa majeste la rose', the Serge Lutens perfume. It's very floriferous right now in early summer.
All this said, there are some issues- it's slightly mossy stems are beloved by aphids, and about half the buds will ball and rot after rain. But you probably know this is an 'old rose' quirk and a trade-off against the superior grace and charm of these varieties, vs the modern types. Overall it is a very worthwhile addition, busy with both flowers and foliage, pretty as a whole, and gorgeously fragrant.
Just dont shove it in amongst a whole bunch of modern hybrid teas, as it will look rather ridiculous. Sits very well in a mixed border, the flower shape and texture being sympathetic with other species.
On Jul 4, 2008, charlenenj from Fanwood, NJ wrote:
This was my first rose purchase (I have a yellow rose bush from the prior homeowner) and I'm thrilled with the color and form of this pink beauty. I feel an antique rose addiction coming on. This one was so hearty - I put it in the ground late March and I got lots of blooms in May.
On Jun 4, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
Bred in France. Won the Dowager Rose Queen eight times from 1998-2001.
Seed: Baronne Prévost
Pollen: Portland Rose
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Hampton, Illinois Madison, Illinois Washington, Illinois Gardiner, Maine Minneapolis, Minnesota Fanwood, New Jersey , New York Nineveh, New York Marion, North Carolina North Augusta, South Carolina Westover Hills, Texas