Rose Type: Centifolia
History: Unknown origin around 1900
Mature size: 6' shrub
Bloom size: 2.5+
Pruning: Lightly after bloom has faded
This beauty looks like a blend of gallica and hybrid tea or perhaps a bourbon rose. The tiny little buds are pink and red unfurling to reveal a soft pink flower with rosy centers. The scent is like a rich french perfume and it makes a terrific specimen plant with spring flowers. The rest of the year is becomes a marvelous soft bush that adds texture and scale to the garden.
Named after Henri Fantin-Latour, a still life painter whose style is similar to Redoute of Empress Josephine's era. Place her near a pathway or porch so you are surrounded by her wonderfully evocative scent.