Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: White and white blend
Extra Bloom Info: Button-eye
Rebloom: None
Class: Alba
Extra Color Info: White
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 4-7 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Misc: Shade tolerant
Hybridizer & year: Hardy, 1832
Optimal growing zones: USDA zones 4 through 9

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: 4-7 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Other Beneficial Insects
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Madame Hardy'
  • 'Felicite Hardy'

Common names
  • Rose

Photo Gallery
Location: Wynyard Hall garden, UK
Date: 2022-07-01
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2016-06-17
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2016-06-17
Location: Scampston Walled Garden, Yorkshire UK
Date: 2022-06-30
Location: My Gardens
Date: June 6, 2014
A Single Bloom

At Alnwick Garden
Location: Baldwyn, MS
Date: 2016-05-08
Madame Hardy
Location: Baldwyn, MS
Date: 2018-05-02
Madame Hardy
Location: My Gardens
Date: June 9, 2014
Close Up In Early Morning Sunlight
Location: My Gardens
Date: June 9, 2014
Close Up In Early Morning Sunlight
Location: Baldwyn, MS
Date: 2016-05-08
Madame Hardy
Location: My garden - Arvada, Colorado zone 5
Date: June
Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2011-07-02
Location: Stillingfleet Lodge garden, Yorkshire UK
Date: 2018-06-13
Location: Dean Bond Rose Garden, Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2018-06-02
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.
Date: 2009-06-17
 8:06 pm. A heritage rose with a fascinating green centre.
Location: Baldwyn, MS
Date: May 2018
Madame Hardy
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5
Date: 2011-10-17
Mme. Hardy's leaves do not ease gracefully into wintertime in my
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5
Date: 2011-10-17
This rose isn't terribly thorny in its upper third, but the lower
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Uploaded by kniphofia
Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2008-07-05
Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2009-06-24
Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2009-06-24
Location: Dean Bond Rose Garden, Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2018-06-02
Location: Baldwyn, MS
Date: May 2020
Madame Hardy
Location: Baldwyn, MS
Date: 2018-05-02
Madame Hardy bud and leaves
Location: Alnwick gardens, Northumberland, England, UK 
Date: 2024-07-08
Rosa 'Mme Hardy'
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2011-07-01

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Comments:
  • Posted by kniphofia (Northumberland, UK) on Jul 17, 2022 4:47 AM concerning plant:
    One of the most beautiful of the old Damask roses. Registered as Felicite Hardy in France by Julien-Alexandre Hardy in 1831 and known as Madame Hardy. Named for his wife Marie Therese Pezard. A white or white blend rose with a strong classic fragrance, it bears clusters of medium sized blooms from prickly stems. A green button eye is present. It is once blooming, in mid summer and can be pruned after flowering. Shade tolerate and disease resistant.

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