Hardy, deciduous, flowering shrub
Description: Delicate pink buds open to sweetly fragrant, semi-double, blush-white flowers in clusters throughout the season; healthy dark green foliage; thornless
Habit: Compact shrub to 4 feet high and 2 feet wide
Culture: Prefers full sun to light shade and rich, well-drained and well-composted garden loam
Cold Hardiness: USDA Zone 4
This Polyantha rose was bred and introduced in 1888 by Alphonse Alégatière, of Lyon, France. It was often planted in cemeteries and homesites during the late nineteenth century, especially throughout the American South. This hardy shrub has great disease resistance, is relatively low maintenance, and is free-flowering from spring through fall. It is an excellent plant for the flower border or as a container specimen.