This is one of the most fragrant and continuous blooming of all antique roses. Several authors have suggested that this rose is actually the Hybrid Perpetual, ‘Mme. Boll’. ‘Mme. Knorr’ has also been given as the correct name. Since I am unfamiliar with the other roses, I have no opinion on this debate. However, I view this rose as a pure delight for its perfume and vigor. This is a good ‘first antique’ for beginning rose growers. Our plant has light green, rather coarse leaves and the bloom has a darker center on first opening. Photo copyright Paul Barden 2009.
Introduced in 1860.