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Marchioness of Londonderry - Hybrid Perpetual Rose

Marchioness of Londonderry

Hybrid Perpetual. Bred by A. Dickson in Ireland in 1893.
Use:
 
Border, Fence, Pillar
Color:
 
Shell Pink
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
Moderate
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Large - about 4 inches
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 - 9
Height & Width:
 
6 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments A century ago this rose was producing some of the largest flowers in roesdom, in white. The flowers of the rose in commerce today are a pale pink, a little informal for a hybrid tea rose, and very sweetly scented, if not very strongly so. The canes are thin and supple adding a grace to the plant absent most hybrid teas. The plant is tall enough that it can be trained as a low climber, it is vigorous and quite disease resistant.

BTW: The cultivar upon which this comment is based is one purchased from Antique Rose Emporium which bears pale pink flowers. Patricia Routley suggests that the original rose was white but the pink one in commerce bears a resemblance to a found rose with a provisional name of Kew Cemetary Pink. Furthermore, the original is said to have made flowers 8 inches across. The pink one makes roses just a little more than half that size. Stay Tuned.