Day 9: Fragrant Rose Advent Calendar
On the 9th day of Christmas my true love sent to me some perfectly pink roses. Isn’t that better than nine ladies dancing?! Smells better. Lol. Less sweat.
Louise was hybrdized by the late Joseph F. Winchel in 1991. Joseph Winchel really deserves a shout out. He bred several exhibition winners, including Dolly Parton and Ninety-Niner, and Louise Estes has that predilection for perfect shape as well. It’s a pink flush, that gets darker as the bloom ages, and very disease resistant.
It smells like rosa centifolia in the floral fruity family. Tiffany & Co Rose Gold has a similar olfactory structure.
Jacques Mouchotte is a hybridizer at the House of Meilland and Elle is one of his most iconic cultivars. It’s shaped like a pink OGR, but with excellence disease resistance. I’m crossing my fingers that my Elle weathers its first winter well. Fingers crossed.
Elle is in two families sweet floral and citrus. It also has the slightest hint of baby powder. Rose Cherie by Guerlain smells just like this Gamble medal winner.
Falling in Love.
Tom Carruth! It’s time for one of the best hybridizers of our time. Carruth pumped out the hits for Weeks for several decades, before retiring in 2012.
Surprise! This cultivar is also pink, but with a cream reverse.
It has a rosa centifolia fragrance and is in the fruity floral family. Nahema by Guerlain is a more complex fragrance for lovers of Falling.
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