Of all the once-blooming Old Garden Roses, this must be in the top ten list of all time beauties. Exquisitely formed, medium pink blooms open almost flat, somewhat cupped, holding perfectly arranged petals in perfect arrangement until the moment they fall. Each blossom is up to 4.5 inches in diameter, and clusters can hold seven or more, opening sequentially. The fragrance is astonishingly rich and is “essential rose” in quality. This is a large shrub of somewhat arching growth, to as much as seven feet tall, depending on climate. Winter hardy to at least zone 5. Requires a cold period in the winter. Photo and Comments Copyright 2007 Paul Barden and The Uncommon Rose
Introduced in 1849.