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'Blanc de Vibert' rose Description
'Blanc de Vibert' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Viviane SCHUSSELE
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
33 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Portland.
Registration name: Blanc de Vibert
Origin:
Bred by Jean-Pierre Vibert (France, 1846).
Class:
Damask Perpetual, Portland.  
Bloom:
Cream, ages to white .  Strong fragrance.  Medium, full (26-40 petals), cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom.  
Habit:
Height of 3' to 47" (90 to 120 cm).  Width of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Blooms tend to ball in wet weather.  
Notes:
In his 2001/2002 catalog, Peter Beales says this rose is "temperamental..."
Nickels says 'Blanche Vibert' is a synoym of 'Bifera alba'.
 
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