>Bloom Week – Tuesday – "Reine Des Violettes" – Hybrid Perpetual


“Reine Des Violettes” Voted most fragrant rose in my garden for 2011!

Beautiful Hybrid Perpetual

Only blooms once a year in my garden.

Others get repeat blooms…

Introduced in 1860. Queen Victoria was on the throne. Current ARS rating 8.2 (Solid Very Good Rose)

About Chris VanCleave - America's Favorite Rose Gardener

Christopher R. VanCleave – America’s Favorite Rose Gardener Nicknamed "The Redneck Rosarian”, Chris VanCleave is passionate about gardening and growing roses. He is an active member of the Birmingham chapter of the American Rose Society, serving two terms as President. In 2007, he created the Rose Chat Podcast which has reached over a half a million listeners with news and information on growing on growing the world’s most beloved flower, the rose. He was a contributor to the 2015 Southern Living Gardening Book, has appeared on P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home television show and was featured in the June 2015 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Locally, Chris serves as Chairman of the Helena Alabama Beautification Board where he has spearheaded efforts to create a sustainable landscape in one of the top one hundred places to live in the United States. His writing is seen at About.com and on his popular website; RedneckRosarian.com, where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. An agent of change with over 20 years’ experience in process innovation, Mr. VanCleave is leading the charge to reinvigorate horticultural societies and helping them to reach their full potential in the social media age.
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5 Responses to >Bloom Week – Tuesday – "Reine Des Violettes" – Hybrid Perpetual

  1. grouchy says:

    >Now you're Talkin'.


  2. NellJean says:

    >I love this rose. It might not be most fragrant in my garden, though. Rose de Rescht smells mighty good.


  3. tbrose says:

    >I have always wanted Reine Des Violettes and this year I finally purchased one from David Austin nursery. Your pictures make me very excited for June!


  4. caite says:

    >you almost make me want to try and grow roses again…almost.


  5. >Beautiful roses! I keep meaning to plant some here, but never get around to it.Happy WW!


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