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French Perfume

French Perfume

This is the hybrid tea French Perfume.  It is very similar to Double Delight, but with a bit more red as the bud opens.  It has a strong, damask fragrance.  The shot below shows a fully opened bloom in 1999.

1999 french perfume

French Perfume is finishing off 1999 with a beautiful flush.

1999 french perfume

French Perfume was one of the last of my roses to bloom in 2000, with the first flower in early June.

2000 french perfume

2000 french perfume

French Perfume is into its second flush, early July, 2000.

2000 french perfume

It's now mid-October, 2000, and it's getting cold.  If the frosts hold off for just a few more days, this just-opening bud should be an absolute beauty!

2000 french perfume

We lucked out!  A week later and behold!

2000 french perfume

This is an unbelievable year.  It's mid-November and this is on the bush!  Though I don't think the weather will hold for the other buds, it's indeed a welcome sight on a drab, gray November day.

2000 french perfume

French Perfume has begun to bloom -- Memorial Day weekend, 2001.

2001 French Perfume

2001 French Perfume

2001 French Perfume

2001 French Perfume

French Perfume has begun to bloom, as it did last year, on Memorial Day weekend, 2002.

2002 French Perfume

2002 French Perfume

2002 French Perfume

It's the second week of June, 2003, and French Perfume has burst forth in bloom.

2003 French Perfume

2003 French Perfume

2003 French Perfume

2003 French Perfume

French Perfume gave me a major scare this year.  All of the canes above the bud union at the top of the stalk died off and I assumed that this was yet another rose lost to the horrid winter of 2003-2004.  Much to my surprise, strong new growth has come out of the bud union.  It's now mid-June 2004 and French Perfume has its first bloom.

2004 French Perfume

2004 French Perfume

The winter of 2004-2005 was, if anything, worse then the previous bad winter and the two of them in a row were too much for French Perfume.  Sadly, it has passed.



Last Updated: 08 Jan 2015

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