RoseFile Database

Dundee Rambler - Noisette Rose

Dundee Rambler

Noisette. Bred by Martin in UK in 1837.
Use:
 
Arches, Pergolas, Walls,
Color:
 
White
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Strong Myrrh
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Profuse
Bloom Size:
 
Small (1-2 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 10
Height & Width:
 
24 ft x 12 ft
Recommendation:
 

Comments Rosa arvensis is a rose reputed to be the ancestor responsible for the myrrh fragrance in David Austin's roses, and it conveys that fragrance to Dundee Rambler. An unnamed noisette rose has conveyed its ability to cover a plant with blossoms. Its vigor - Trinity Farms in NZ calls it a "monster rambler-" suggests that it might be good to grow on the north side of a small out-building or to train up a medium-sized tree. It may be more useful to think of this rose as an arvensis hybrid than as a noisette due to its lack of remontance. But in either case it is a great asset to any garden with the space for it.