RoseFile Database

Bullata - Centifolia Rose

Bullata

Centifolia. Bred by in in 1815.
Use:
 
Rounded
Color:
 
Candy Pink
Form:
 
Quartered
Fragrance:
 
Powerful
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 10
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 2 ft
Recommendation:
 
Collectors Only

Comments This is clearly the first prototype for the cut flower trade. The blossoms, when perfect, are relatively large (by old rose standards), intricate, and very fragrant. So as a cut rose it is a lovely thing. But it can be a miserable garden plant. It makes ungainly stiff upright canes. Sometimes these have weak wood so that when it flowers, the blossoms fall face-down in the mud. It falls prey to fungal disease. In damp weather its petals ball, brown, rot, fall off.