Mme PLANTIERThe many petaled flowers are borne in clusters of five to twenty flowers and are at first pink before fading to white. The petals are often arranged around a small central green eye. The bushes are very vigorous and can be grown free standing but are more suitable for growing on a pillar. The slender arching canes are almost thornless and carry small pale green leaves. Although ‘Mme. Plantier is believed to be derived from a cross with a Noisette its hardiness is exceptional and, in fact, it needs a cool winter for best flowering.

Type: Alba-Noisette

Origin: Plantier, France, 1835

Parentage: Uncertain

Flower Size: 2.8”

Petal Count: Very double; up to 150 petals

Scent: Strong, musky

Flowering: Once only

Plant Size: 5-12’ H x 5-8’ W

Hardiness: Zones 4-9

ARS: 8.9

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By Karen