RoseFile Database

Queen Margrethe - Floribunda Rose

Queen Margrethe

Floribunda. Bred by Poulsen in Denmark in 1991.
Use:
 
Rounded
Color:
 
Pale Pink
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
Moderate
Remontance:
 
Good Continuity
Abundance:
 
Profuse
Bloom Size:
 
Medium - about 3 inches
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
 
3 ft x 2 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments One does not expect a cluster flowered rose to sport perfect blossoms, but this one does. Warm pink petals fade to pale pink as they open from the central bud. Petals seem to have a flush of pale apricot at the base which adds interest. These are held above very glossy green foliage that shrugs off disease - at least in coolish climates. The overall effect is very nice.

BTW: There is also a rose by Poulsen called Queen Margrethe's Castle raising the question "Which is more beautiful Queen Margrethe or her castle?"