'Perle des Jardins CL'

(Pronounced: Pehrl day zharDEHN)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Perle des Jardins CL'

'Perle des Jardins CL'

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The blooms of 'Perle des Jardins' - Climbing are typical of the old fashioned tea roses. They open full and usually reflex and quarter slightly. In its day, it was considered to be one of the finest yellow roses ever raised.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'Perle des Jardins' - Climbing is a canary-yellow early tea rose with beautiful, fragrant, medium-sized, slightly reflexed, double, flowers. The blooms repeat well throughout the growing season, but fail to open properly in damp weather.

This tendency to ball has lead to the relative unpopularity of this rose in recent years.

The stems are stronger than usually found in tea roses, and this characteristic made Perle des Jardins - Climbing very popular as a cut flower when it was introduced.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensis

 
GROUP:

OGR

 
CLASS:

Cl T

 
SEED
PARENT:

Climbing sport of 'Perle des Jardins'  

POLLEN
PARENT:

 

BREEDER:

Henderson, J.  

INTRODUCED:

'Perle des Jardins' - Climbing was introduced in 1890.  

DATE:

1890 [ France ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    10 '     to    15 '           Width:    5 '     to    7 '



'Perle des Jardins' - Climbing can grow to heights between 10' and 15'.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is dark green and glossy, with a slightly crinkled texture. The new shoots are plum-colored.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

R - Repeat. 'Perle des Jardins' - Climbing starts blooming in mid-spring (April in the Texas Hill Country) and repeats throughout the growing season with short intervals of rest.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    3.00"      to      3.50"           Cluster Size:    5      to      7           Petal Count:    40 to 45          

'Perle des Jardins' - Climbing flowers are medium-sized (2-1/2" to 3-1/2"). The pointed buds open to full straw-colored yellow flowers. The stamen area is relatively small and appears as a dark eye set against the light yellow petals.

The flowersare very double tangles of petals, some of which reflex and others of which roll into points. The yellow coloration is typically darker in the center. Booms may appear singly or in clusters of three or four.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

ly - Light yellow. ' Perle des Jardins' - Climbing blooms are canary yellow when they open and fade somewhat to straw yellow. The yellow coloration is typically darker in the center.

In cool weather the blooms are a dark canary-yellow but they are much lighter in hot sunny weather.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

'Perle des Jardins' - Climbing has a good tea fragrance.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 7 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Perle des Jardins' - Climbing has relatively slender growth but it is fairly hardy. The plant is generally very disease resistant.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Perle des Jardins' - Climbing is easily propagated from cuttings

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Flowers ball or are damaged in wet weather
    ** Suitable for use as a climbing or pillar rose
    ** Availability is limited

'Perle des Jardins' - Climbing blooms fail to open properly in damp weather.

There is a bush form that is less hardy than the climbing form of 'Perle des Jardins' - Climbing.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:

Specimens of 'Perle des Jardins', CL have been found in cemeteries and at abandoned home sites where they have flourished without any noticeable care.

 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 443.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 447.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, p. 35.