French Lace

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Photo of Rose French Lace

French Lace at its best is a knockout. The ivory blossoms are packed with fragrant petals and the plant is packed with blossoms. The plant is nicely branched and foliaged and the leaves are a nice foil to the flowers. But I am tempted to imagine that high culture is required to keep this rose happy, for despite its great qualities it is rarely seen.

This specimen was flowering happily in the shade, but there is some evidence of fungal attack on some of the leaves. ARS members rate it 8.1, and it won an AARS award in the year of its introduction, 1982.

Warriner, US 1982
Zone 5-9
Digital Camera: Fuji Finepix 2800
Rose: Garden Valley Nursery, Jun 2003
Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 2003. All rights reserved.