Fantin-Latour

Fragrant
Low Roses | Bushes | Shrubs | Climbers
Photo of Fantin-Latour When it falls prey to fungal disease in mid summer I always promise myself that this is Fantin-Latour's last year. I'll pull it out after its next flush of blossoms. So for almost half a year the plant stands there not quite so ugly as a hybrid tea rose might be without flowers. Then in June the flowers come. And they are more beautiful and more fragrant than all the rest - except for Konigin von Danemarck and Mrs. John Laing. And I lose my resolve completely, joyfully, and with abandon. "This year I will spray," I promise.

But the cycle repeats. The rose rates 8.5 among ARS members, suggesting that its several good traits solidly outweigh its singular bad one.

Found by Graham Thomas
Eglantyne | Duc de Guiche | Claire Rose
Zone 4-9
Duchesse d'Angouleme | Mrs John Laing
Centifolia
Digital Camera: Fuji Finepix 2800
Rose: SRB Garden in NJ, May 2003
Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 2003. All rights reserved.