Sunday, August 19, 2012

Blush noisette

This is one of the energizer bunnies of the rose world. It dates from 1817 and was bred in France, though I had also read that it was bred here, in the south. Probably it's simply used a lot in the south. Mine is kept in a pot and brought into the root cellar in the winter; it's hardy only to 6 and not usually grown in cold climates. (Who knows if that's still a factor.)

BN is in bloom from late May through frost. There are tons of buds on each spray always--almost too many. It's a fabulous rose. It's also one of the first roses I planted here.

4 comments:

Patio Cover said...

Very beautiful. Love roses.

Julie said...

What a lovely rose! I just found your site, and I'm looking forward to visiting often! Cheers!

Andrea Cole said...

This is a beautiful rose, we would love to have a garden like this one day, after we move out the apartment.

Mistie said...

Wonder if it looked like that in1817 or if it has changed a bit, nice picture.