"Le Parré" rose Description
Photo courtesy of John Hook
Found by John Hook in France at a farm where it had been in the family for more than 120 years (c1894)
Similar to 'Belle de Bordeaux' 1861 but with more coppery tones.
Similar also to 'Elie Beauvilain' 1887 but growth is far more coarse with thick heavy stems.
The flowers have a strong bourbon scent with no hint of tea.
Receptacles can be slender or short based
Clusters of both roses ['Elie Beauvilain' and 'Le Parre'] are looking a lot alike.
Obviously affiliated to Gloire de Dijon.