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Ferdinand Pichard - Hybrid Perpetual Rose

Ferdinand Pichard

Hybrid Perpetual. Bred by Tanne in France in 1921.
Use:
 
Border, Bed
Color:
 
White/Pink Blend
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Moderate Raspberries and Damask
Remontance:
 
A Bit
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
 
5 ft x 2 ft
Recommendation:
 
Highly Recommended

Comments Many striped roses simply look too busy and blotchy. Ferdinand Pichard, however, tends to have finer stripes, and slightly more consonant colors so that the stripes add interest without being too garish or distracting. The flowers are nicely cupped, and the tips of the petals usually reflex a bit, giving the flower a soft, feminine sensibility. It's a popular rose because it has relatively good disease resistance, pretty good old rose form, and some good fragrance. And it repeats. Even though it was bred near the end of the Hybrid Perpetual craze some rose historians have argued that it fits better with the bourbons, owing to its more plentiful and beautiful foliage.