Ranging from deep burgundy to juicy plum, the old-fashioned blooms of this heirloom are rightly sought out by those who still value the merits of antique roses. Possessing the characteristic fragrance of many old roses, this plant not only tolerates some shade but requires it to keep the blossoms from browning in the hot summer sun.
This hybrid perpetual will bloom throughout the season but will deliver the best performance if you administer regular fungicidal treatments to keep black spot and mildew at bay. The 6-foot canes are easy to keep in check and are suitable for a small trellis, but you can even prune it into a shrub if desired.
Sun Exposure: Full sun or Part shade
Soil Needs: Loamy, well-drained soil