Crimson Queen, bred by William Paul, 1890.
'Crimson Queen' is one of my favorite Hybrid Perpetuals, if only for it's excellent fragrance. It helps that the color is exactly the sort of hue I like best.
The large blooms are heavy and full with swirling petals in crimson, red and maroon, complimenting the strong fragrance beautifully. As can be said of most of the Hybrid Perpetuals, this can grow to be a very large shrub. I would say that it's ability to repeat over the season is superior to many of it's class. A wonderful rose if you can find it, I certainly recommend it.
merit rating: NA
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