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Coquette des Blanches - Bourbon Rose

Coquette des Blanches

Bourbon. Bred by Lacharme in France in 1871.
Use:
 
Pillar, Pegged, Low Fenc
Color:
 
White
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Strong Damask
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 10
Height & Width:
 
5 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 

Comments Buds of the palest warm pink open and face to flowers that are only distinguishable from white when compared to white. The surface of the flower is nearly flat, while the form is cupped. And there is a good fragrance. The canes are long and slender, and the foliage is pretty healthy. It's not a rose one would use as a shrub, but it can be interesting trained on a low fence, pegged, or trained as a pillar. It's an especially good rose for those who don't want to fuss with spraying, because it is extraordinarily disease resistant - at least as bourbons go. It is sometimes classified as a noisette.