RoseFile Database

Rembrandt - Portland Rose

Rembrandt

Portland. Bred by Moreau-Robert in France in 1883.
Use:
 
Rounded
Color:
 
Coral
Form:
 
Muddled
Fragrance:
 
None
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
 
3 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments The Moreau-Robert portland named Rembrandt produces flowers in a purplish shade, a soft and dusky mauve or a soft rosy pink. They can at times resemble old roses, but given perfect care, at least in bud they can also suggest the long-petalled hybrid tea with its gently reflexing outer petals. Fragrance is strong. The plant is very well branched and srubby as is normally case with portlands. Foliage is dense and bright green. It is susceptible to black spot.

BTW There is an excellent shrub rose by Ben Williams that bears dark red flowers with paler stripes. These flowers will occasionally render a brighter red. And there is occasionally enough yellow pigment for them to take on a maroon or russet tone. Finally, there is a hybrid perpetual rose bred by Van Rossem that bears pale apricot flowers. Unless the portland in question really is capable of producing blossoms that vary from vermilion through coral, pink, and dusky mauve to purple, it would seem that there has been some confusion between the portland and the shrub at both HMF and in Botanica's Pocket Roses.