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Rose-Marie Viaud - Rambler Rose

Rose-Marie Viaud

Rambler. Bred by Igoult in France in 1924.
Use:
 
Arch, Pergola, Arbor, Wall
Color:
 
Mauve
Form:
 
Semi-Double
Fragrance:
 
None
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Profuse
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
 
16 ft x 8 ft
Recommendation:
 
Highly Recommended

Comments The first mauve climber one is likely to encounter is Veilchenblau. Some will find that the leaves and the flowers of that rose tend to run together too much visually. Or that the flowers have an odd, spiky shape. If one can settle for a rose that is just a tad less purple, Rose-Marie Viaud proves a superior rose. It's impossible to say just what quality this rose posesses that disposes us to fall hopelessly in love with it. Perhaps it is the floral plentitude. Perhaps it is the way the semi-double flowers fade from purple-mauve toward silver. Perhaps it is the silken sheen of the dished petals. Or perhaps it is the way the flowers play off the dark green foliage. Or maybe it is the fruity scent. In any case, the effect is remarkable.