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Catherine Mermet - Tea Rose

Catherine Mermet

Tea. Bred by Guillot in France in 1869.
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Use:
 
Bed, Border
Color:
 
White
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
Moderate
Remontance:
 
Good Continuity
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 7 - 11
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments It has been suggested that Catherine Mermet is one of the most perfectly formed of old roses. And if one is thinking of high-centered hybrid teas as the standard, it's not difficult to agree. Shell Pink or buff buds open and fade to ivory or white. Or, just think of it as a white flower with a touch of ivory. The petals reflex attractively. It's a healthy plant so long as it gets adequate moisture; and it's a little shrubbier than the normal hybrid tea rose. BTW: As is true for so many tea roses, the color of this rose is somewhat variable. ARE's "Bermuda's Catherine Mermet" seems to match the color of Vintage Garden's "Catherine Mermet," being pale apricot/shell pink/ ivory in color. On the other hand, ARE's "Catherine Mermet" is more pink.