RoseFile Database

Fragrant Plum - Grandiflora Rose

Fragrant Plum

Grandiflora. Bred by Christensen in USA (West) in 1990.
Use:
 
Bed, Cutting Bed
Color:
 
Mauve
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
Strong Sweet, Citrus
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Large (4-5 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 - 9
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 
Good for Mediterranian Climates

Comments It is sometimes observed that purplish roses are among the most deliciously scented of roses; and Fragrant Plum is one of the roses that proves the rule. At its darkest, the high centered blossoms are mauve, paling to white at the bases of the petals. It's a gorgous effect. They may also appear lilac or cool pink. This makes the rose just a little less special, since it no longer has the distiction of being quite so unique a color. As is true of many Christensen roses, it's a rose best grown in warm, sunny, dry climates. But it's also worth a try in other places.