Hardy, repeat-flowering, shrub or climbing rose
Description: Small to medium-sized, fully double, light yellow flowers age to white; highly fragrant.
Habit: Vigorous climbing shrub grows 8-10' high and 6' wide; can be grown as a shrub.
Culture: Prefers full sun to light shade and well-prepared garden loam.
Cold Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 6b.
This Musk-Noisette hybrid was bred in France before 1829 by Jean Laffay (1795-1878), recognized as the creator of the Hybrid Perpetual rose. During the height of his career Laffay raised hundreds of thousands of seedlings each year in an effort to obtain hardy, repeat-blooming roses. Also known as Princesse de Nassau and Autumnalis, this early hybrid variety possesses the desirable qualities of its parents: clusters of sweetly fragrant flowers that bloom in flushes throughout the season.