'Maltese Rose' Description
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
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Pink, light pink edges, yellow undertones. Moderate, apple fragrance. 30 petals. Average diameter 2.5". Small, double (17-25 petals), in large clusters bloom form. Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.
Short, thornless (or almost), well-branched. Light green foliage.
Height of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm). Width of 2' (60 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. Shade tolerant. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
Some differences of opinion about parentage, see References
According to Weeks Roses 1999-2000 Catalog, p. 13, this rose is most known along the Pacific Coast. Parentage is given as R. multiflora x 'Souv. d'un Ami'.
This rose is included in the World Federation of Rose Societies Old Rose Hall of Fame. The Old Rose Hall of Fame recognizes roses of historical or genealogical important and those roses which have enjoyed continued popularity over a great many years.
[From wwww.welt-der-rosen.de] Dedicated to the Cécile Brunner (1853-1927), sister of Ulrich Brunner fils, or possibly to his daughter Cécile (b. 1879).