Rose (Rosa 'Madame Plantier') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Madame Plantier'
'The Bride's Rose'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: White and white blend
Extra Bloom Info: In large clusters, flat form with button eye
Rebloom: None
Class: Alba
Extra Color Info: Cream, aging to white
Growth Habit: Arching canes, 5-12 feet tall and 5-8 feet wide
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Plantier, 1835
Optimal growing zones: USDA zones 3-9

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
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)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 5-12 feet
Plant Spread: 5-8 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Rosa damascena x Rosa moschata
Child plants: one child plant

my garden, zone 4b New Hampshire

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Comments:
Posted by Ispahan (Chicago - Zone 6a) on Nov 5, 2011 4:06 PM

An incredibly fragrant and hardy cultivar that is probably my all-time favorite of all roses, old and new. It tolerates and thrives in any condition you can think of: drought, flood, heat, humidity, cold, wind, shade, etc. I have never noticed any disease or winter die-back on this rose. It is almost completely thornless and is extremely easy to root from cuttings. Bloom season lasts 2-3 weeks every year and the beautiful, clean fragrance wafts for many feet around the plant.

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 2:06 PM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"Thought to be the product of an Alba rose crossed with R. moschata, ‘Mme. Plantier’ is a perfect subject for the white garden. The flat, very double blooms are borne in clusters on a spreading, bushy plant all through the spring. The clusters of medium-sized, double, white flowers have a green eye, the outer petals reflexing back in a most attractive manner. Alba roses do best if pruned back a little to encourage bushy growth, and they are famous for the sweetness of their scent."

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