'Capitaine Williams' rose Description
Photo courtesy of orsola
Registration name: Capitaine Williams
Exhibition name: Capitaine Williams
Dark red. Mild fragrance. Medium, very double bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
USDA zone 4b through 8b. Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood.. Prune after flowering is finished.
Possibly in memoriam of Captain Williams, who drowned on July,8 1822 near La Spezia together with his friend, the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822).
'Captain Williams' in Sangerhausen seems to be a Portland rose. possibly 'Comte de Chambord'.