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Francois Juranville - Rambler Rose

Francois Juranville

Rambler. Bred by Barbier in France in 1906.
Use:
 
Arch, Pergola, Wall
Color:
 
Candy Pink
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Moderate Apple, Clove
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Profuse
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
 
15 ft x 8 ft
Recommendation:
 
Highly Recommended

Comments The coral blossoms fade to candy pink; and the purple new foliage fades to dark green. Its long, flexible, whiplike canes are nearly thornless, making this an easy rose to train on a pergola or wall. It tolerates shade better than most roses, including many wichurana hybrids. And it grows slowly but surely in poor, dryish soil. Few roses are so tough.

BTW: Peter Beales claims that its profuse spring display is even better than that of Albertine, a rose so widely planted in Britain as to be a cliche. The color is a little stronger and more complex, too. Finally, the rose's organization is more formal. By just about every measure Francois Juranville would seem to be a better rose.