Cressida

Fragrant & Remontant
Low Roses | Bushes | Shrubs | Climbers
Photo of Rose Cressida The thing that impresses me most about Cressida is how quickly it falls prey to fungal disease, and how vigorous it is despite fungal onslaughts. The rose is very fragrant. It is said to smell strongly of myrrh. But to me it smells of pardichlorobenzene, a commercial deodorizer once ubiquitous in public restrooms.

The rose is vigorous. After several seasons it is well branched. It produces large, interesting, scented blossoms. If you love the scent and are willing to spray, this is a great choice. It's also an especially nice, rare color.

Austin, UK 1983
Tamora | Dove | Graham Thomas
Zone 4-9
Helen Traubel | My Choice | Buff Beauty
Shrub or English Rose
Digital Camera: Fuji Finepix 2800
Rose: SRB Garden in NJ, May 2003
Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 2003. All rights reserved.