Paul Neyron, bred by Levet, France 1869.
'Paul Neyron' is one of the most frequently grown of the Hybrid Perpetual class. It produces huge blooms....often as much as 6 or 6.5 inches across, repeats its bloom cycle frequently and reliably, and is a robust, easy plant to grow. Considering the fact that many of the roses in this group are a bit tight with their rebloom, 'Paul Neyron' certainly stands out for this one feature alone.
The shrub itself is an upright plant, as are most of the Hybrid Perpetuals, producing clusters of bloom at the ends of the new growth. Foliage is large and dark green, and quite disease free, even without chemical sprays. It has very good cold hardiness as well, making this an excellent first choice if you are considering trying a rose of this group. The only drawback is that for such a fine looking bloom, it has only a mild fragrance.
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