RoseFile Database

Amelia - Alba Rose

Amelia

Alba. Bred by Vibert in France in 1823.
Use:
 
Shrub, Border
Color:
 
Candy Pink
Form:
 
Semi-Double
Fragrance:
 
Strong Old Rose
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 4 - 9
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 4 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments The dark grey-green foliage really sets off the candy pink blossoms with their festive yellow stamens. The color and form of its flowers are reminiscent of the gallica rose Celsiana with which it is sometimes confused. Its frame is smaller than that of many alba roses, making it a good candidate for a small space. BTW: Peter Beales classifies Amelia as a Damask.