La France

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Historically this Guillot creation has been deemed the first of its kind — the first Hybrid Tea. This designation is a controversial subject sparking heated debate at rosarian cocktail parties, well the rowdy kind we enjoy. At the more boring sort of party, La France’s designation, like politics and religion, is not discussed.
Regardless, It’s introduction date of 1867 officially marks the line between old roses and modern roses. Yes, a rose bred 149 years ago is considered modern for rose academia. The roses we grow and sell are all modern, yet they are also “antique”, “vintage”, and “heirloom”. A nice topic for discussion at your next rosarian cocktail party. All kidding aside, this silvery pink confection has a deeper pink reverse, blooms heavily and frequently with a fragrance that one expects from Guillot.

Hardy: 7b-10b
Bloom: Large, full
Fragrance: Strong
Color: Silvered pink, rich pink, cream, white, blush
Type: Hybrid Tea

Our nursery roses will be shipped in late April or early May 2019 depending on weather conditions across the country. Our roses are two year old plants upon delivery. Roses will be shipped in three gallon nursery pots with extensive roots, so please plan to transfer your roses to larger containers or plant them in the ground upon arrival. Your roses will arrive leafed out (possibly with buds) and ready to produce roses for you in spring! Each of our roses comes with our organic, hand-mixed planting amendment and planting/care instructions.

California Residents: You may pickup your roses at our farm the last week of April. We will refund your shipping costs upon pickup of your roses.

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