bred by George Schoener. 1929.
From Bill Grant: "The rose raised by Schoener that most perpetuates his memory is 'Arrillaga', introduced by Bobbink and Atkins in 1929 and occasionally listed in catalogs today. It is a hybrid perpetual descended from, among others, 'Mrs John Laing', 'Frau Karl Druschki', and Rosa centifolia. The flowers, strongly scented and carried on long stems, are large, double, and vivid pink with a golden base. In my garden it flowers intermittently all summer, but in less benign climates it is restricted to one flush of bloom."
lovely soft silvery pink cultivar that in a not too hot climate will
repeat quite well. Mine gives at least 3 flushes of bloom a year.
The blooms are quite large and well formed and often produced in clusters
of up to 5 at a time. If I had to choose just a few Hybrid Perpetuals,
this would certainly be one of them.
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