Friday, April 3, 2009

Madame Alfred Carriere

Live in the South and want a white, climbing rose? I've got the rose for you! It's called Madame Alfred Carriere. It's an antique rose with very light blush pink blooms that quickly turn pure white and that have a very sweet fragrance. Need some more encouragement? Well, this thing is vigorous! It just takes off and wants to cover territory. Mine's only going on its 3rd year and I've already had to cut it back to keep it under control. It also has very few thorns. My plant is growing in the shadow of a very large live oak tree so it doesn't get the best of rose conditions. These pics are from last year - wait till I get some new ones from this year! When I left home to go offshore this time, this rose was just putting out it's first buds of the year. It should be covered in blooms in a week or two.





7 comments:

Jan said...

This looks like a great rose for Louisiana. I am always looking for something that can take our humidity.

Jan
Always Growing

Davy Barr said...

I certainly would recommend it as a wonderful rose for Louisiana, or anywhere in the Southeast. I think mine would be much more full and bushy if it got more sunlight.

Jean said...

Davy, I have this rose as well and boy did it get big fast! In one year it shot through the top of our iron rose trellis and is now climbing on the flat roof of our laundry room. I find it has some fungus issues but that certainly doesn't stop it from blooming and growing (and because it's in a corner, the fungus doesn't surprise me). Since it's starting to put on its spring blooms, I hope to take a photo of it soon.

Davy Barr said...

Jean, send me some of those pictures when you take them. I'd love to see them. I've heard really good things about some other antique climbing white roses - Lamarque and Sombreuil (now known as Colonial White.)

Phillip said...

This is the first to bloom in my garden this year. It opened a few days ago. I've got to get a photo on my blog.

Jean said...

Davy, I've got a post of my M.A.C. up on my blog now. btw, love your Abraham Darby. It looks yummy!

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