The Madame Plantier rose is a beautiful old Alba rose that produces creamy white blooms that arch down creating a fountain of cascading white roses.
The creamy white to pink colored blooms age to pure white, with a green pip in the center. The flowers are fully double, and sometimes have a button eye.
The flowers come in clusters of 5-20 flowers per cluster, they are 2-4" across, and have 40 plus petals.
This rose bush is vigorous, bushy growing, tall, and upright, and nearly thorn-less.
It is Once-blooming. If it bloomed more that once per season, it would without a doubt be THE most popular white rose in the world!
Type Alba/Noisette (Sometimes classed as Damask)
Hybridizer Plantier (France) 1835
Blooms Creamy white blooms become pure white (Summer flowering)
Foliage Small size, pale green foliage with almost thorn-less canes
Growth Habit Vigorous, bushy 13' by 8' or more!
Fragrance Light, musky
Hardy Zones zone 4
This rose has the hardiness of the Alba roses, and the grace and profusion of the Noisette roses.
It is sometimes grown as a loose, freestanding shrub rose, where it produces large clusters of blooms, but is most suitable for training as a pillar rose. As a climber, it could reach up to 20 ft. It is mostly used as a relaxed shrub rose, grown to around 10 ft. The long arching canes will bend down to the ground in a fountain effect.
This is not a rose for a small space!
The leaves are grayish green, matte and soft.
It is very hardy, and adaptable to many different climates.It is a once bloomer (Summer flowering) only.
Individual blooms are easily damaged by strong winds.
This old rose, is tall and upright growing, and makes a nice hedge, or rose for the back of the rose garden or flower border.
This rose was named for the breeders wife.
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