RoseFile Database

Le Vesuve - China Rose

Le Vesuve

China. Bred by Laffay in France in 1825.
Use:
 
Shrub, Hedge
Color:
 
Pink
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Slight
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 7 - 11
Height & Width:
 
5 ft x 5 ft
Recommendation:
 

Comments Le Vesuve makes scrolled, high centered blossoms both fat and chaliced like old roses and approaching the look of a modern hybrid tea rose in form, but smaller. The flowers are a mid pink, slightly and subtly mottled. Sometimes the outer petals darken to dusky rose as they open and scroll; and sometimes there's a brush of orange at the base of the petal. The plant is tall and very well branched, bearing roses over much of the surface. Its mix of traits makes it difficult to classify: some group it with china roses, others with teas. See Also: Cass Bernstein's tutorial on pruning Tea Roses.