One that satisfies my soul. Good fragrance too.
Betty White aka Andre le Notre aka Fredrika Bremer aka Miriam Makeba (Meilland'01)
.... and here's the unprepossesing bud - no hint of the glory to come
Rich in names, looks and fragrance.
That's a lovely rose Iris_gal, thank you for sharing.
I love that rose!!! It's one of my favorite roses. Mine tend to ball in the rain though.
Yours looks amazing!! I loved the first photo, but then I saw the second which is even better. Well done!
Thanks everyone for the compliments on 'Andre le Notre'.
I thought it strange the French should honor an American actress. Shall have to start referring to this rose as a he!?!
I'm glad to hear you love her/him too and that it will live through a hard winter. If we get decent rain this year I'll watch for 'balling'. Drought has a recompense after all!
Iris_gal - NO!! NO!! :)
I grow mine in pots and overwinter them in the garage. Betty White will NOT overwinter here outside. :)
Oops. Good for new gardeners in zone 3 to know. And me.
That's true dedication to move rose pots to protection! I don't envy you that job..
Yes, I have 50 rose bushes that my DH moves to the garage on a dolly. I really like protecting roses this way vs. in the ground.
It's pretty in all the stages!
Ooh, luscious. Iris, don't you just want to kick back and relax in the center of that big gorgeous bloom? I guess I'm getting a little carried away here, but that rose is outrageously beautiful. Diane
Thanks Seil. Nanadoll, it is outrageously beautiful. One of those 'ahhh' roses for me. I may really really like some of the others but this one . . . . oh my.