Hybrid Perpetual bred by Mille-Mallet, France, 1860. Seedling of Pope Pius IX (Hybrid Perpetual, Vibert, 1849).
Wonderful colour, violet with a lighter center. The fragrance is strong, in the Old Garden Rose way.
The flowers are 4.25 " - 10,8 cm, 50 to 75 petals, very large, very full, cupped, quartered, reflexed bloom form.
Remontant, it blooms in flushes throughout the season. Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.
Feed this rose well.