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Louise Odier - Bourbon Rose

Louise Odier

Bourbon. Bred by Margottin in France in 1851.
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Use:
 
Shrub, Border
Color:
 
Rose
Form:
 
Muddled
Fragrance:
 
Strong
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Medium - about 3 inches
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 -
Height & Width:
 
5 ft x 4 ft
Recommendation:
 
Highly Recommended

Comments Perhaps the most deliciously fragrant of remontant old roses, and one of the most beautifully quartered, Loise Odier is also, vigorous, well branched and well foliated. In short, this is about as good as it gets in growing old roses. Or it would be if the plant were more immune to mildew and blackspot. David Austin claims that in cooler climates it is quite disease resistant. It's probably not a perfect rose for the sultry south without some protection. Gertrude Jekyll loved it and recommeded growing it on a pillar or on posts. It might look good trained on a fence, too. The lovely rose color will work with almost every other color one can find in roses and many perennials, clashing badly only with mustard yellow.