A wonderful old rose Fantin Latour has large pale pink flowers that open with a lovely cupped shape with a oink cebtre,, and then develop a more complex reflexed habit.
This is a rose with strong fragrance, and is vigorous, it can be used as a shrub or as a climbing rose. It can be a little slow to establish itself especially in cooler climates.
Although this is not a repeat flowering rose the flowers do appear over several weeks. Attractive deep green foliage and yes it was named after the French artist Henri Fantin-Latour. It is a rose that has been grown for over 100 years, a Centifolia type and does have an attractive perfume.
Pruning Fantin Latour Rose
An excellent choice for a position where it can be allowed to grow to form a large bush. It takes well to pruning and with its growth habit you can prune back fairly hard each year.
We have grown this rose successfully in a container, it did require some pruning, however the wonderful flowers that appear on the long arching canes make it a real feature when grown this way.
Centifolia roses are often referred to as ‘Cabbage Roses’ and they include a number of older style roses that have been grown for many years.
Care of the Fantin Latour Rose.
Although this is a hardy rose it is a little susceptible to black spot, so best away from humid areas.
- Sunny position.
- Humus rich soil.
- Ensure good drainage.
- Mulch to maintain a cool moist root run.
- Fertilise in spring with a specialist rose fertiliser.
Besides its annual pruning this is a rose that requires little extra care and is fairly drought tolerant.