'Etienne' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Barden, Paul
Registration name: Etienne
Crimson, dark purple blending. Moderate, centifolia fragrance. 50 to 70 petals. Average diameter 3". Medium, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, button-eye, cupped-to-flat bloom form. Prolific, once-blooming spring or summer. Small, rounded buds.
Medium, compact, suckers on its own roots, thornless (or almost), upright. Medium, matte, dark green, leathery foliage.
Height of 4' to 6' (120 to 185 cm).
USDA zone 4a and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, garden, shrub or specimen. Very hardy. vigorous. shade tolerant. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant. Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy. Remove unproductive wood every third year or so.
This is a sibling to 'Rook', see. Undoubtedly a tetraploid.