Rosa ‘Ghislaine de Feligonde’

double yellow old-fashioned rose

Outstanding Qualities

With such a romantic name, it's surprising that this lovely rose is not more widely grown. Christine Allen, rose expert, writes of this French rose: "With fernlike foliage as elegant as its name, this rose is remarkable among ramblers for its constant bloom. From June onwards, clusters of apricot buds open into slightly disheveled, pale chamois flowers, the color becoming more intense and taking on peach tints as autumn draws near. Even in December, new buds are forming, despite weather that prevents them from opening. Few thorns and a stiff growth habit make this a good choice for growing against a trellis or wall. In summer, its flowers attract bees and butterflies, and in autumn, 'Ghislaine de Feligonde' produces decorative hips that attract birds. Like all ramblers, it provides good protection, including potential nesting sites, for wild birds. It can also be grown as a large shrub.

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: burgundy, gold, bronze

Great Color Partners: rose, lavender, purple

Culture Notes

This vigorous and large rose grows best in rich well-drained or sandy soil. The flowering will be best in full sun. Deadheading after bloom will encourage succeeding flowers later in the season. Provide regular watering and fertilizing for the best vigor and bloom. It is best to prune and thin in early spring. Provide ample room for this large shrub to fully develop. It has good disease resistance.

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Quick Facts

Plant Type: shrub

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 8 ft. 0 in. (2.44 m.)

Plant Width/Spread: 8 ft. 0 in. (2.44 m.)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 to 8

Flower Color: orange

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: regular watering