Auguste Renoir rose
MEItoifar Class: pink Hybrid Tea; Meilland 1992. Strong fragrance. Romantica Series. Named for the artist Pierre Auguste Renoir 1841-1919
Parentage:Versailles x Pierre de Ronsard


Auguste Renoir rose
Auguste Renoir rose File# 6660

Auguste Renoir bush
Auguste Renoir bush.File#I880

Auguste Renoir is an interesting, and somewhat difficult, rose from the Romantica series from Meilland. When it is good, it is gorgeous, but it has a very strong tendency to open poorly, balling and developing browned edges on the tightly packed petals. Often the blooms simply turn into brown globs without ever opening.

The plant itself is a strong grower and it sets lots of buds. The spring bloom never seems to open, but the mid-summer bloom is more cooperative and pleasing. I am not sure what it needs to do well - perhaps more consistent heat, plus more humidity than my desert climate offers? I am not digging it out any time soon as maturity has seemed to somewhat improve its performance, but despite its beauty when it is good, at this time, I cannot recommend planting it.

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