Modest (2-4 in)
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
4 ft x 3 ft
This rose is distinct from many Albas in a few ways. It makes a more upright plant than some. It flowers over a longer period of time, too. Its flowers sometimes are a little more cupped in the style of some gallicas and centifolias, giving them a more formal style than, say, Maiden's Blush. There is a touch of blush on the bud. The flowers open a very pale pink and fade quickly to white. Foliage is a little less dark and a little less gray than some other alba foliage, but it is still quite healthy.
BTW: Its classification remains controversial. Some suggest noisette influence. Others China influence. Some compare it to Madame Plantier, others to Madame Hardy. Either comparison puts it in good company.
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