Rose Mme Alfred CarriereConsidered by many to be one of the best noisettes, ‘Mme. Alfred Carriere’ is a vigorous climber that blooms twelve months of the year in warm climates. Its long, elegant buds have a touch of pink and open to flowers that are the palest pink fading to white as they mature over a long bloom time. The flowers are cupped with ruffled petals when fully open and are borne on straight stems in loose clusters of three to nine flowers.The slender, upright stems large medium green leaves and are almost thornless which makes them easy to train. Whether growing on a wall, trellis, or column, ‘Mme Alfred Carriere’ makes a strong vertical focal point in the garden. It tolerates some shade and drought, is disease resistant except to mildew, and resents pruning. Flowers are excellent for the vase.

Type: Noisette

Origin: Schwartz, France, 1879

Parentage: Unknown

Flower Size: 4”

Petal Count: Double; up to 30

Scent: Strong to mild; sweet tea

Flowering: Early and almost continually

Plant Size: 15-20’ H x 10’ W

Hardiness: Zones 7-10

ARS: 8.9

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By Karen