Clothilde Soupert is a Victorian Polythantha that makes a compact, rounded bush of 2-3′. The early season very full, very double blooms can fail to open consistently here in the mountains where we have quite cold spring nights. This should not be an issue where cold spring nights are not usual. The perfect blooms that we do get in the hottest part of the year through the fall have stayed the executioners shovel more than once. Is it pink, or is it white? The center is certainly pink. I keep it because it is unique and reeks (very fragrant reeking) of other times that we erroneously like to think were simpler. A classic well known charmer
Introduced in 1890.