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Thursday, 12 January 2017

FFF268 - ROSA 'PIERRE DE RONSARD'

Rosa 'Pierre de Ronsard' is a moderately vigorous, climbing rose ideal to cover an arch or small trellis. Bred in France, by Meilland and introduced in 1987, 'Pierre de Ronsard' is a very disease resistant rose. The 7 to 10 cm globular flowers comprising 55 to 60 petals are a very attractive creamy white suffused with carmine pink borne singularly or in clusters up to 4 blooms on reasonably sturdy stems.

Adding to its seductive, colourful display these flowers have a light, delicious tea rose fragrance. Flowers last reasonably well when picked for floral arrangements. This rose has performed well throughout the world and thrives in our Melbourne climate. When grown against an arch, the plant can achieve heights around 3 metres, so it is preferable to plant a rose each side of the arch to achieve a complete and even cover in 3 to 4 years. Regular removal of spent blooms will ensure repeat and constant flowering throughout the growing season.

'Pierre de Ronsard' roses have a few thorns implying the arch needs to be at least 1.5m wide to avoid being caught by thorns when passing through the arch. For romantics, an arch of 'Pierre de Ronsard' provides a classic framework setting for photography, such as wedding photographs. Due to its popularity 'Pierre de Ronsard' is readily available to purchase.

The rose name honours Pierre de Ronsard (B.1524 – D.1585). Pierre de Ronsard was a famous French Poet whose 16th Century poetry earned a place in literary history. He enjoyed a great life: Well educated, well-travelled, highly productive, popular and he mixed socially, as friends, with royals such as King Charles of France, Queen Elizabeth I of England and Mary Queen of Scots. His own generation, in France, called him the “Prince of Poets”.

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19 comments:

  1. ...a wonderful pink blush.

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  2. What a romantic name for this rose:) Thanks for hosting, Nick!

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  3. Such a delicate coloured Rose. Most beautiful, and your photograph is lovely. Cheers Nick :D)

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  4. That rose looks lit from within. Thanks for hosting, Nick.

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  6. Wundervoll is your rose. I like it when they are so filled!

    Greetings
    Anne

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  7. Such a delightful color! I love flowers in this color.

    Have a happy weekend ... Frauke

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  8. wow! I love this wonderful rose and the pink colour.

    Greetings from Germany
    Traudi

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  9. Pretty petals! I hope you have time to stop by my Flower Friday to help me identify a plant.

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  10. What a gorgeous rose, love the soft pink tones !! very beautifully photographed Nick !
    Have a nice weekend !
    Els (http://www.whistering.nl)

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  11. Nick, exquisite rose. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Hello Nick,
    I love roses and yours are specially perfect!
    Have a nice weekend,
    moni

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  13. Now that is a romantic story! I have doubt to buy one, but maybe I have to make some roon for Pierre. Groetjes Hetty

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  14. Hello Nick,
    What a beautiful rose ..A particularly beautiful specimen.
    Have a nice weekend,
    Elke
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  15. Dear Nick, may the year 2017 bring for you
    Happiness, Success and filled with Peace,
    Hope & Togetherness of you & your family.
    Wishing You *’*HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017*’*
    Greetings, Nicole

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  16. Heisann... what a lovely rose, happy new year ;:OD)

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  17. I have seen some very impressive specimens in France. A beautiful rose, more modest as 'Eden Rose' here in Norway.

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