RoseFile Database

Chanelle - Floribunda Rose

Chanelle

Floribunda. Bred by McGredy in Ireland in 1959.
Use:
 
Bed, Border
Color:
 
Buff
Form:
 
Semi Double
Fragrance:
 
Strong
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 - 9
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 
Good for Mediterranian Climates

Comments It's hard to say what it is about Chanelle that pleases; and that's probably because it is less about the specific parts than it is about how well they work together that makes it a good rose. First, there are the flowers which start out high centered in pale apricot or buff. They open quickly and just as quickly fade toward white and ivory. The open flowers frame attractive stamens, and as is rarely the case, the rose can be at its best at this stage. The plant can produce a prodigious number of blossoms in spring, and it does repeat. Finally, the roses are fragrant. Its middling ARS rating suggests that it may not be a great rose where conditions are not mild; but it is certainly worth a try where they are. BTW: Chanelle is a grandparent to the famous floribunda Playboy which is among the most vigorous and trouble-free of floribundas.