Albertine

Fragrant
Low Roses | Bushes | Shrubs | Climbers
Photo of Rose Albertine at Roseraie de l'Hay English Rosarians claim that Francoise Juranville is a better rose than this one. Both are crosses of rosa wichuriana with early hybrid tea roses. Both are pink and quite fragrant. Both give nice flushes of bloom. Both train nicely on a wall being well branched and amply clad in foliage. And both have strong constitutions, enduring shade, damp, blistering heat, frost, and neglect. Albertine's color may be a little more pure pink, than Juranville's, and perhaps its roses are a little bigger.

Stateside, Albertine has been upstaged by half-sister New Dawn. In England, however, this rose's particular set of characteristics has made her extremely popular.

This photo was taken in mid-May at Roseraie de l'Hay outside Paris where Albertine has achieved a height of 12 feet and a width of six feet and looks stunning on a trellis.

Barbier, France 1918
Primavere | New Dawn | Auguste Gervais
Zone 4-9
Paul's Scarlet Climber | Looping
Climbing Rose - Wichuriana Rambler
Photo: Fuji Astia slide, Jade II Scanner
Rose: Roseraie de l'Hay in Paris, May 1999
Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 1999, 2003. All rights reserved.