I have never met an Alba I didn’t like. They perform superbly along the darkest pathways of the pine grove in the garden where they grow here. The Albas, as a group, have the most refined perfumes of just about any of the European antiques and Great Maiden’s may just have the most refined fragrance of the class. All of the Albas are disease free and are easy for anyone to grow. I cannot recommend this rose highly enough. Photo copyright Paul Barden 2009.
Unknown before 1400.