Mme Pierre Oger

Fragrant & Remontant
Low Roses | Bushes | Shrubs | Climbers
Photo of Rose Mme Pierre Oger

The photographers art has managed to conceal the diminutive size of a host of rose blossoms including this one. The largest among these might have been two inches across. But the plant had plenty. And they did smell good.

Mme Pierre Oger is frequently considered the best of the bourbon class. The rose is remontant, the plant extremely well branched and foliaged, the flowers extremely pretty and fragrant.

The ARS members rate it 8.0. It failed with alacrity in my own garden. And as a bourbon, I would expect it to suffer from black spot. It is a sport of Reine Victoria, the other good remontant bourbon.

Oger, France 1878
Zone 5-10
Bourbon
Digital Camera: Fuji Finepix 2800
Rose: Petaluma Rose Nursery, Jun 2003
Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 2003. All rights reserved.