Black Prince

Low Roses | Bushes | Shrubs | Climbers
Photo of Rose Cressida At first glance, Black Prince would appear to be one of David Austin's. It is healthy, nicely branched and well clad in foliage. The blooms are full of petals.

But it was bred a century earlier by Paul from Pierre Notting. The pale foliage may be the clearest evidence of the heritage of this rose; purplish roses frequently had such nearly-chartreuse leaves.

We know nothing of its health except what we see here - and it seems quite robust.

Paul 1866
Sophy's Rose | Great Western | Chianti
Zone 5-10
Rose de Rescht | Cardinale Richelieu
Hybrid Perpetual
Digital Camera: Fuji Finepix 2800
Rose: Berkeley Rose Garden, Jun 2003
Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 2003. All rights reserved.