Is She The Duchesse?Saturday, June 24, 2017
|June 24 2017|
At one time in our old Kerrisdale garden we had plant labels for all our plants. This meant that if I did not consider my Rosemary’s many perennials I had 600-plus labels for my hostas and 85 for my roses. Since our move and even before our move labels were lost and now we have quite a few mystery plants in our Kitsilano garden.
One of them is a rose which I am sure is the Centifolia/hybrid perpetual (they cannot make up their mind on this one) Rosa ‘Duchesse de Rohan’.
It bloomed a bit later than all my Gallicas and the only way I will eventually be able to identify it will happen if it re-blooms. Hybrid Perpetuals ( an inaccurate misnomer) do bloom more than once. So if in the fall it blooms she will be the Duchesse.
For those who might want to explore who she was here is the Wikipedia citation.