Chapeau de NapoléonMonday, June 08, 2015
|Rosa 'Chapeau de Napoléon' - June 8 2015|
This particular rose, Rosa 'Chapeau de Napoléon' is a marvel to see in the flesh. It gets good sun (very little in my now very shady back garden) in the back lane. This has been its best year. Here is the info from David Austin's website.
Chapeau de Napoléon
Category Old Roses
Colour Medium Pink
Flower Type Double/Full Bloom
Size Medium Shrub
Special Characteristics Large wings on calyx of flower bud.
R. centifolia ‘Cristata’, ‘Crested Moss’. A beautiful rose with clear pink, heavy, nodding blooms and a rich old rose fragrance. It is very similar to ‘Centifolia’, possibly a sport of it, but is distinguished by the greatly enlarged sepals (or wings) of its calyces. These attractively envelop the buds in greenery, giving them the appearance of a three-cornered cockade hat and causing it to be easily mistaken for a Moss Rose. It forms a strong, nicely arching shrub. Introduced by Vibert (France) in 1826. 4 x 4ft.