Blanc Double de Coubert heritage rose

Planted here by volunteers

Also known as The Muslin Rose, this variety was planted in 2005 in the cemetery, by Heritage Rose members. It’s a rugusa rose, bred by Charles Cochet in France in 1892.

The flowers are white clusters of petals which open out into flat blooms. It flowers during summer and autumn, and sometimes forms bright orange rose hips.

Blanc Double de Courbet grows to and average height bush.

It is recommened for colder climates.

Specifics of the variety

Type of rose: Hybrid Rugosa

Flowers: White or white blend. Strong fragrance. 10 to 20 petals. Average diameter 3". Large, semi-double (9-16 petals) bloom form. Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season. Long, pointed buds.

Growth habit: Tall shrub, arching, armed with thorns / prickles, suckers on its own roots. Dark green foliage.

Height of 1.20m to 2.15m. Width 1.2m to 2.15m.

Growing notes: Hardy and vigorous. Blooms tend to ball in wet weather, and shade tolerant. Very disease resistant. Spent blooms should be removed to encourage re-bloom. Unproductive wood should be removed every third year or so.

Find the Blanc Double de Coubert heritage rose

72 Karangahape Rd, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand