RoseFile Database

La Reine - Hybrid Perpetual Rose

La Reine

Hybrid Perpetual. Bred by Laffay in France in 1842.
Use:
 
Shrub, Border
Color:
 
Rose
Form:
 
Quartered
Fragrance:
 
Moderate
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Medium - about 4 inches
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 - 9
Height & Width:
 
5 ft x 4 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments This is one of the earliest hybrid perpetuals, and one of the best. Its canes are more lax and better branched than those of later HP's. And its flowers are quite reminiscent of bourbons. It represents the best of what an HP can be. And it has been one of the most popular of the class.