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Marie Pavie - Polyantha Rose

Marie Pavie

Polyantha. Bred by Alegatiere in France in 1888.
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Use:
 
Border, Bed, Shrub
Color:
 
White
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Moderate
Remontance:
 
Good Continuity
Abundance:
 
Profuse
Bloom Size:
 
Small (1-2 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 11
Height & Width:
 
3 x 3
Recommendation:
 
Highly Recommended

Comments A very tough, foliferous rose bearing lots of white flowers. Even though Somerset county's Colonial Park Rose Garden is stuffed full of former AARS winners and new candidates, the several hundred plants of Marie Pavie will generally be the most generously provisioned with flowers of any roses to be found in that garden. It is planted along the walks and kept trimmed to within 18 inches of the ground. When it is in bloom - i.e. all summer long - it is as if one were walking on the tops of clouds. It can, however be grown as a shrub to almost 3 ft. ARS members rate it a stellar 8.9 suggesting it is vigorous and not plagued by disease. There can be no question it warrants this high praise when grown on rich, moist soil. On its own roots and grown in poor and drought punished soil, except for hybrid tea roses grown on their own roots, most roses do better.