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‘Etienne’ is a sibling of the ‘black’ Gallica, ‘Rook’, the lighter shade of bloom being more beetroot, or purple, in color.  ‘Etienne’ grows a little taller than ‘Rook’, possibly reaching five to six feet in rich soil.  Its blooms are mainly cupped but they can open flatter at times.  This rose has a good scent but not sweet like a damask.  The fragrance is, instead, a unique Gallica herbal aroma.

‘Etienne’ is a very hardy rose that requires no spraying to remain healthy. It is the perfect ‘weekend’ rose that needs little attention other than an occasional watering. Etienne, like other Gallicas, needs a period of cold dormancy in order to, reliably, flower well each year.

We are very pleased to have a limited number of plants of this Paul Barden rose to offer for the first time on our website.

Introduced in 2004 by Paul Barden.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 3 × 3 in
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Decade Introduced


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Shade Tolerance