RoseFile Database

Vol de Nuit - Hybrid Tea Rose

Vol de Nuit

Hybrid Tea. Bred by Delbard in France in 1970.
Use:
 
Border, Bed
Color:
 
Mauve
Form:
 
Double&Recurved
Fragrance:
 
Strong
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 2 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments Its color varies from a grayish lilac to a rather rich but not too dark mauve. It can make you hungry for black raspberry ice cream. It can make perfectly formed high-centered blooms, but they do seem to muddl in a very floribunda kind of way quickly after opening. The fragrance is said to be extraordinary and rich. The repeat cycle is not as fast as the best floribundas.