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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Polyantha Rose 'Yvonne Rabier'

Polyantha roses are generally short shrubs, either compact or spreading in habit. They bloom prolifically in clusters, are low maintenance and disease-resistant.

"Polyantha" means "many-flowered". It is derived from the Greek word "poly" for many and "anthos" for flower. Originally a cross between two East Asian species, Rosa chinensis and Rosa multiflora, polyanthas first appeared in France in the late 19th century.

Scientific name: Rosa spp
Common name: Polyantha Rose
Cultivar: Rosa 'Yvonne Rabier'
Family: Rosaeceae
Photo taken at: Floria 2011

“Polyantha Rose 'Yvonne Rabier', a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ on February 19th, 2012.

This rose can grow to a height of about 2-3 ft.
Polyantha Rosa 'Yvonne Rabier' produces clusters of creamy white double flowers with mild fragrance.
This cultivar is resistant to diseases such as black spot, mildew and rust . It is almost thornless.
It was hybridized by Turbat and introduced to the market in 1910.

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  1. They look so pretty, almost look like roses.

  2. Gorgeous roses, love the pretty color. Have a wonderful day.

  3. What a lovely rose. I like old garden roses and this is a delightful species.


  4. Beautiful, radiant... this rose...

  5. They are so pretty, Autumn Belle! It's great to have some easy care roses in the garden and a bonus that they are so lovely too!

  6. Polyantha's are beautiful roses. Thanks for sharing this one. I grow "Pink Pet" aka "Caldwell Pink" it is a beautiful low growing rose.

  7. What a beautiful white rose - and almost thornless sounds wonderful, too. Thanks for showcasing this rose.

  8. So fresh and bright! Do they have a pleasant scent, too?

  9. It looks like you are now enamored with roses. I always love the scent of roses, however ours now are thornless but scentless. I am thinking that the thorns evolved to protect their scents. We have the what we call 'giant' roses when we were kids, scented but strong big thorns and long stems, somehow they succumb so fast with diseases and pests.

  10. Anything that is resistant to pests and diseases gets a thumbs up from me. This one is beautiful, too.

  11. lovely rose! thornless? That's interesting!

  12. Jama, these are real roses!

    Eileeninmd, I like the sweet white colour too.

    FlowerLady, old garden roses are enchanting.

    Wong Ching Wah, the petals are beautifully wavy.

    Lrong, cream white flowers among the green leaves - what a lovely contrast!

    Shirley, easy does it.

    Chris, I am dreaming how delightful your Pink Pet will look in my garden ;P

    Holley Garden. I hope to get a thornless rose for my garden soon.

    Plant Postings, actually there were so many types of roses on exhibit during Floria 2011, I was quite giddy with the mix of perfumes, hence can't remember the scent of this one. Anyway, all roses smell nice to me, hehe.

    Andrea, yes, yes! I am now head over heels in love with roses. They make my garden beautiful and classy. Now I really regret I didn't buy more at Floria 2011 when there were so many choices in many many colours.

    Bom, it is always good news when the bybrids get better and better in hardiness and performance.

    Malar, haha, about thornless roses which I have always wanted. I have a miniature rose plant that was thornless at the nursery and first few months in my garden that later developed many thorns! So, I wonder how thornless can roses get?

  13. Beautiful Rose. I love when they have few or no thorns.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  14. It's endearing to see roses growing on a tropical location. Lovely blooms!

  15. I do not have any white roses in my garden, but looking at yours I am wondering why not. This is a lovely specimen..the color is so pure.


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