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Pompon Blanc Parfait - Alba Rose

Pompon Blanc Parfait

Alba. Bred by Verdier in France in 1876.
Use:
 
Pillar
Color:
 
White
Form:
 
Muddled
Fragrance:
 
Moderate Damask
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments 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.