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Madame Laurette Messimy - China Rose

Madame Laurette Messimy

China. Bred by Guillot in France in 1887.
Use:
 
Container, Bed, Border
Color:
 
Pink / Yellow
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Slight Fruit
Remontance:
 
Good Continuity
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 7 - 11
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 4 ft
Recommendation:
 

Comments The tea roses are notorious for making flowers whose colors change so much that describing them as any color in particular is rendered nonsense by the color of the first bloom. That's just the case here, they range from a screaming cerise sometimes known as Bengal red through a soft peach to yellow and from there to white, taking in every dull shade of pink along the way. It's frequently interesting but rarely beautiful. At its best, the shape of the blossom is nothing to write home about, either. This small rose does fit into a container nicely, and it produces flowers redolent of fruit with good regularity.