introduced by Robert
et Moreau, 1858.
is such a fine little rose. Understated, but a sweet creation, nonetheless.
The cream colored, fully double blooms of crepe petals withe the strawberry
blush on the tips is the most subtle, yet delicious beauty. There is
an excellent Tea fragrance, as you might expect from a Tea from this
is a nice tidy, twiggy rose, producing blooms singly at the ends of
wiry branches. They sometimes droop, but are generally well held. The
soft petals can be damaged by rain, but that is likely this rose' only
criticism. The foliage is rarely troubled by disease, and is small,
but full and clothes the shrub very well. All said, 'Homere' is fine
rose that is compact enough for a small urban garden. It is also suitable
for a large patio pot.
merit rating: none given
Personal merit rating: undecided
Hardiness: Likely USDA
zones 8 to 10, zone 7 in a protected location.
Shrub size: 3 feet tall X 3 feet wide, possibly more,
depending on climate.
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