Saturday, January 23, 2010
Rosa 'Madame Isaac Pereire'
The abundant foliage is large, dark green, and semi-glossy, and almost evergreen. This beauty is vigorous, tough, and hardy, and will tolerate poor soil. Unlike most delicate roses, it is very low maintenance. It has large, double, dark-pink flowers in summer and autumn. It is a repeat bloomer. I have had blooms way up until October and November of this year.It grows to a height of about 6-7 feet. it blooms on old wood, resistant to mildew, and hardy to zone 5.
I have not tried it, but it would be wonderful to use in potpourri.I plan on trying some cuttings in the spring. I would love to have these growing everywhere. The fragrance is so intoxicating, you will never regret planting it.