Rose (Rosa 'Madame Alfred Carriere') in the Roses Database

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Other: Pompon
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: White and white blend
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Some
Class: Noisette
Extra Color Info: White blend, pink shading
Growth Habit: Climber, typically 10 to 25 feet
Fragrance: Moderate
Misc: Shade tolerant
Hybridizer & year: Joseph Schwartz, 1879
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 7 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: Up to 25 feet
Plant Spread: 10-15 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Parentage: unknown

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Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Feb 6, 2014 3:14 PM

This noisette rose produces a magnificent flush of blooms late in spring and can rebloom later, but the subsequent flushes in my garden are meager enough to be inconsequential and disappointing. The rose is extremely easy to grow and can survive with no care at all. The largest of my Madame Alfred bushes grew by accident after a wheelbarrow of pruning debris tipped over in a corner of my garden and I failed to pick up every twig afterward. The bush is shade tolerant and drought resistant.

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 12:03 PM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"Though classed as a Noisette, the full blooms of this rose are more of a Bourbon or Hybrid Tea in shape. The flowers are intensely fragrant, cupped, and double opening the palest of pinks, then cooling to creamy white. Vigorous to about 20 feet and easy to work with, "Madame Alfred" will create a vertical focal point in any garden. Its nearly thornless canes make it a very easy rose to train. We have had flowers from it in January, when it was the only plant in the garden to bear a bloom."

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