Remontant & Fragrant
Low Roses | Bushes | Shrubs | Climbers
Photo of Rose Penelope

As I was photographing this rose two young, attractive women walked by, smiled, and said "Oh.. you chose a good one." So how can I possibly say about this rose what I really think?

The rose is completely novel. The lilac with coral blushes theme makes a strongly feminine impression. Furthermore, the rose is fragrant. And it is generally healthy. It is an enviable list of great attributes.

Yet for all its separate merits there is - at least to me - a jarring lack of concinnity to the rose which puts me off.

ARS members rate it a solid 7.1.

Weeks, US 1978
Zone 6-9
Hybrid Tea
Digital Camera: Fuji Finepix 2800
Rose: Berkeley Rose Garden, Jun 2003
Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 2003. All rights reserved.