RoseFile Database

Madame Hardy - Damask Rose

Madame Hardy

Damask. Bred by Hardy in in 1832.
Use:
 
Shrub, Border
Color:
 
White
Form:
 
Quartered & Flat
Fragrance:
 
Moderate Damask & Honey
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 11
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 5 ft
Recommendation:
 
Highly Recommemded

Comments Among the most perfectly shaped among old roses Mme Hardy's blossoms are fragrant, white and fairly persistent. They hang around for at least three weeks producing a show that is materially above average for a once-blooming rose. It is a rose of many strengths and few weaknesses. In a July 1998 ARS poll this rose was rated as the favorite of the old roses. Most rosarians choose the blossoms of this rose to be the most exquisitely formed of all old rose blossoms. The plant is hardy and disease resistant as any damask rose. In two ways it is a little atypical of the damask rose with grass-green foliage and a rather upright stature.