'Talbot House®' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Martin Vissers
Red blend. Mild fragrance. Average diameter 4". Single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form. Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.
Medium, bushy, compact. Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.
Height of 28" to 39" (70 to 100 cm).
Can be used for beds and borders, container rose or garden. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, very blackspot resistant., very mildew resistant.
Charity Rose to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Talbot House in Poperinge. During the Great War, Poperinge was part of unoccupied Belgium. Away from the turmoil of battle in the Ypres Salient, the town developed into the nerve centre of the British sector. In the heart of this bustling town, the Army chaplains Neville Talbot and Philip “Tubby” Clayton opened a club. From December 1915 onwards, and for more than three years, the House provided rest and recreation to all soldiers coming in, regardless of their rank. Today, as real as then, the place offers a welcoming and friendly stop in Flanders Fields.