The La Ville de Bruxelles Rose is no ordinary pink rose! This Old Garden rose is exceptionally beautiful, and... fragrant!
The deep rose pink flowers fade just a bit at the edges and are roughly quartered around a tight button eye.
They begin lightly cupped, but open flat and reflex their outer petals revealing the pretty centers consisting of a mass of pleated and folded petals.
The large flowers delicately droop as they open and seem to grow and expand as they open! The La Ville de Bruxelles rose actually produces roses that are among the largest flowers of the old roses.
The lovely blooms come in well spaced clusters on a dense growing bush.
Also known as 'Ville de Bruxelles'.
Type Old Garden Rose (Damask) Once Blooming
Hybridizer Jean Pierre Vibert (France around 1837)
Blooms Deep rose pink flowers are 4 1/2" across with 26-40 petals
Growth Habits Vigorous growing 3-5' tall and wide Upright and spreading with dense foliage
Foliage Large size, lush, soft pale green foliage
Fragrance Sweet, strong scent
Awards Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit 1993
Hardy Zones zones 4-10
The LaVille de Bruxelles rose really stands out as an exceptional rose!
The vigorous growing, well branched plant is beautifully clothed by healthy leaves and smooth stems, except for masses of tiny bristles.
Those that have seen it, or grown it, say that once you lay your eyes on it, or smell its wonderful fragrance, it is unforgettable!
They also say that it is a beautiful rose bush even when it is not in flower. (That's good enough for me; I'll be ordering one next spring!)
I have several once blooming roses, and feel that they are well worth growing. These old beauties are jewels!
This Damask rose is not particularly happy in wet weather.
Do you Grow this rose? Please share comments and/or a picture with us! Thanks so much..