Unnamed seedling, bred by Paul Barden, 1998
This rose is currently being used for breeding purposes only, although it is beginning to show some garden-worthiness in its own right. It has proven to be extremely Blackspot resistant, and is making a sturdy, arching shrub with pleasant form. In time, I may decide to releaseit if it continues to perform as well as it currently does.
Individual blooms are about 4 inches across, and have 12 to 20 petals each. There is a pleasant fragrance, but it is mild compared to that of its English parent. The color of the bloom is a shimmering medium crimson that changes to a darker crimson as it ages. The foliage and overall plant habit is very Gallica-like, with a tendancy to grow larger than most Gallicas, ie; 5 feet or more. This rose gets a lot of comments from visitors to my garden when it is in bloom.
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