RoseFile Database

Henry Nevard - Hybrid Perpetual Rose

Henry Nevard

Hybrid Perpetual. Bred by Cant in UK in 1923.
Use:
 
Upright
Color:
 
Crimson
Form:
 
Deeply Cupped
Fragrance:
 
Powerful
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Large - about 4 inches
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
 
5 ft x 2 ft
Recommendation:
 

Comments It is almost completely true that as the breeding of hybrid perpetuals continued the flowers got larger, and the plants got lankier and more awkward in the garden. Henry Nevard is at the one end of the spectrum. It was produced late, it has large flowers, and it is quite lanky. Still, it is among the more popular of the hybrid perpetuals because its flowers are dark, large, red, and fragrant. The legginess can be ameliorated by pegging, self-pegging, or by simply planting a 30 inch high plant to cover its bare legs. Some form of pegging, though will encourage the plant to make more blooms. Foliage is dark and healthy, setting of the flowers to perfection. On its own roots it can develop slowly, but most will find it worth the wait.