Fathers Love- Californian growers?

adamharbeck(WA Aust)April 17, 2014

AkA. Alain Souchon AKA Caruso (hybrid tea, Mouchotte/Meilland, 2000) AKA MEIkarouz AKA Rouge Royale AKA Valentina Casucci.


What do people have to say about this one? It's modern, but the flowers look antique and the fruity scent is superb. What is its health and garden performance like? Lanky stems? Particularly interested to hear from Californian growers :)


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Mendocino_Rose(z8 N CA.)

I don't know the other names, but I do know Rouge Royal.The blooms are beautiful to look at but I decided that I didn't care for Rouge Royal. The texture of the bloom is such that you could squeeze it in your hand and it would be unharmed, like a cabbage. I remember it being healthy and bit bit stingy of bloom. The growth is very stiff, rather awkward, and huge, with huge thick canes. It is a lot like Traviata, which I still have in the garden for some reason. This is just my opinion. You might like it. I think I also put it in a spot where it didn't work in my garden.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2014 at 8:33AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

I have 'Rouge Royale'. Here the fragrance is really good. However it is highly vulnerable to Rust here so the plant itself is not very nice. But I adore the flowers. Quite large pickles, and quite a few of them. Sometimes it is close to crimson in color. Most of the time it is a deep magenta, similar in color to 'William Shakepeare 2000' or 'Prospero'.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 7:16PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Jenny Duval
Hey! I was wondering if anyone grew this rose and knew...
Has anyone grown Emmanuella de Mouchy?
Hello, fellow OGR lovers! Has anyone out there grown...
experiences with pegging roses
Hello. I have some HP's coming that I'd like to peg....
Gardens near Paris
Hi, I will be visiting Paris, France for the first...
Kristin Rothwell
Can anyone help with 'Lady Banks' puzzle?
I took cuttings of R. banksiae lutea and R. banksiae...
Sponsored Products
RenWil Father & Son Wall art
Beyond Stores
Claddagh 'Father' Mug
$9.99 | zulily
Tolix Marais A56 Armchair
Design Within Reach
Vino White Wine Glass Carafe
Classic Hostess
Serendipity Bench - CHAMPAGNE
$1,629.00 | Horchow
Jefferson Old Bronze Six-Light Chandelier
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™