Low Fence or Wall
Cupped & Quartered
Medium - about 3 inches
Zone 6 - 10
Height & Width:
6 ft x 3 ft
It may take a number of years for Colette to convince one that it is, in fact, a climbing rose; but once it is well established it can be very pleasing. The blossoms are a lovely shell pink color, sometimes with hints of pale apricot, and they have a pleasant damask scent. Its flowers remind one of several David Austin roses. The first to come to mind is Abraham Darby, though the flowers of Colette might be a little less deeply cupped or a little more inclined to face outward.
BTW: There are now four roses with this name. There are two hybrid tea roses, one of which is another Meilland introduction. There is also a noisette in roughly the same color. We eagerly await Meilland's shrub with the same name.
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