The Baronne Prevost rose, is one of the oldest Hybrid Perpetual roses still on the market today. It is easy to see why it was extremely popular for many years.
This early Hybrid Perpetual 'Baronne Prevost' has flowers that retain the shape of the old rose form.
The blooms begin as large globular buds that open to flat, full, quartered rose pink blooms, shading to a lighter pink/lilac color. These beautiful pink roses are quite large. The quartered blooms are wide, and very double. They are also quite fragrant, and make nice cut flowers.
This is a very free flowering rose, producing flowers in Summer with an occasional Fall repeat.
It is a classic Old garden rose, with a controlled upright form. It grows into a some what compact shrub with stiff stout canes, with attractive foliage and short red prickles (thorns).
As do all roses, it likes rich garden soil. This is a rose that can easily fit into most garden designs,as it blends in well with most roses.
Plant it in the back of the border, near a bench where you can enjoy not only the beautiful flowers, but the fragrance as well.
If you like the look of the Old garden varieties, give this classic a try! It is the oldest variety of its class still being sold today.
Type Hybrid Perpetual
Hybridizer M Desprez (France) 1842
Blooms Large, Rose pink shading to lighter pinks
Growth Habits Vigouous, upright grows 6' x 3'
Foliage Medium green, Small size, matte
Fragrance Moderate to very fragrant
Hardy Zone 5-10
The strong pink color of Baronne Prevost stands out well against the thick, slightly coarse foliage.
The flowers last a long time when used in a cut flower arrangement.
This is a hardy rose that is a great survivor. It does well in both hot or cold climates. Century old plants have been reported still growing in Africa, where it was widely used for hedging.
It is fairly disease resistant, and has less trouble with fungal diseases than most other roses in its class.
It is a popular rose in the garden, in the vase, and on the exhibition table.