Friday, September 5, 2008
Eden Rose - Pierre De Ronsard
One of the most beautiful romantic roses ever created is the Meilland rose; Pierre De Ronsard also known as Eden rose. It belongs to a class of roses known as Romanticas. Fully double roses with a romantic old fashioned look. It is the French Rose company's response to the popularity of the English Austin Roses. Modern roses with an old fashioned look. Many of the Romanticas are Hybrid Teas to the core, but not Eden Rose, that is more like climber:
The flowers are huge and cup-shaped and very heavy. The buds are light green and develop into creamy white almost cabbage looking and later cup-shaped flowers with a delightful blush pink center. As the flower ages they turn almost white. The flowers are often used in exclusive bridal bouquets and wedding flower arrangements, and I can think of few roses more pretty for beautiful blushing bride than Eden Rose. Eden Rose in various stages:
Few roses are this easy to grow because of it's outstanding disease resistance. The leaves are dark green, tough and shiny. In USDA zones 5 or colder it is never going to be much of climber, but can be grown as a shrub rose. In warmer climate zones it can be grown as a 4-5 feet tall shrub with hard pruning or it can be grown as climber.
The rose was hybridized by Marie-Louise Meilland from the Family owned French rose company: Meilland Roses in 1987 .In Europe the rose is mostly known as Eden Rose, Even though It in France was named Pierre De Ronsard after the the great French poet. In America the rose is often known under the name Eden Rose Climber.
Due to the popularity of the rose it became included in the "Roses Hall of Fame" by popular vote of the member societies in the World Federation of Rose Societies in 2006.
If I shall mention some of the few flaws the rose has it must be that the rose only have a very light fragrance, and like other fully double roses it does not like wet weather, so I often pick nice bouquets if it going to rain:
Meilland Roses has a developed A website for this rose: I suggest you visit and see how beautiful the rose is and enjoy the pictures of how the rose can be grown and read some samples of Pierre De Ronsard's poetry:
Eden Rose Website in English
Eden Rose Website in French