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Jeanne d'Arc - Alba Rose

Jeanne d'Arc

Alba. Bred by Vibert in France in 1818.
Use:
 
Hedge, Shrub
Color:
 
White
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Strong
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 3 - 8
Height & Width:
 
5 ft x 5 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments To most rose gardeners, albas are an obscure group. Jeanne d'Arc is an obscure alba. So why grow it? One reason might be its really dark gray leaden foliage. Few plants produce foliage this color and that means Jeanne d'Arc can be attractive most of the year for the way it creates a kind of standing shadow in the garden. Similarly, when it is in bloom, the ivory or white blossoms glow all the more brightly for this foil. Then there is the strong perfume. It also sets feiry vermilion hips. Finally, those who want to grow roses that nobody else grows will be interested in this rose for no other reason than its relative obscurity.

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