Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Light pink
Extra Bloom Info: Medium to large, in clusters
Rebloom: None
Class: Centifolia
Growth Habit: Typically 3-6 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Unknown, circa 1900
Optimal growing zones: USDA zones 4 through 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)
Plant Height: 3-6 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Fantin-Latour'
  • 'Best Garden Rose'

Common names
  • Rose

  • Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 10, 2013 11:07 PM concerning plant:
    Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
    "Classified as a Centifolia or Cabbage Rose, the original name, date, and breeding of ‘Fantin-Latour’ are unknown. Its blush pink blossoms open flat to display a swirl of petals, after the fashion of roses painted by the French artist whose name it now bears. Centifolias, in fact, were known as "the rose of the painters", and their full, sweet shapes can be identified in many a flower study from the last several centuries. ‘Fantin-Latour’ blooms in the spring on a hardy bush with lovely green leaves and few prickles."
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