'Perle d'Or'

(Pronounced: PEARL d'OAR)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Perle d'Or' , 'Yellow Céclile Brünnerr'

'Perle d'Or'

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'Perle d'Or' is one of my all time favorite roses. The petals curl backwards as they open, resulting in a bloom that resembles an orderly cluster of beautiful silky ribbons.

 

'Perle d'Or'

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The buds are "Hybrid Tea" like and resemble those of 'Cécile Brünner'.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

Perle d'Or (pearl of gold) is a highly fragrant little rose with buds that are similar to 'Cécile Brünner', so much so that it is often called 'Yellow Cécile Brünner'.

The buds are a shade of orange that resembles a fresh ripe apricot, and they open to a distinctive peaches and cream orange/gold blossom with silky petals that curl backwards to form pom-poms. It repeats frequently and is seldom out of bloom.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensis

 
GROUP:  
CLASS:

Pol

 
SEED
PARENT:

R. multiflora seedling  

POLLEN
PARENT:

'Mme. Falcot'  

BREEDER:

Rambaux; Dubreuil  

INTRODUCED:

'Perle d'Or' was introduced by Rambaux; Dubreuil (France) in 1883.  

DATE:

1884 [ France ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    4 '     to    5 '           Width:    3 '     to    4 '



'Perle d'Or' is a small compact bush that grows to heights of 3' - 4'.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is light green and thick. The stems are twiggy and almost thornless.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

C. Continuous. 'Perle d'Or' starts blooming in mid-spring (April in the San Antonio area) and blooms throughout the growing season.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    1.00"      to      1.00"           Cluster Size:    5      to      50           Petal Count:    35 to 45          

'Perle d'Or' flowers are small (1" - 1-1/2") and have an overall pom-pom shape. The individual petals are silky and curl backward.

This makes the flower very distinctive. It resembles 'Cécile Brünner' in some respects but has fewer petals and the petals are larger.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

yb - Yellow Blend. 'Perle d'Or' blooms are peaches and cream orange/gold, and fade in the hot summer sun to nearly white. The buds are a shade of orange, almost the color of a fresh ripe apricot.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

VF - Very Fragrant. 'Perle d'Or 'is intensely fragrant. One new blossom can scent an entire room. The scent fades with age.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 6 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Perle d'Or' is very hardy and easy to grow, but can be a bit temperamental. Prune out dead and spindly wood as needed in the winter months. It is very disease resistant and blooms well in hot weather.

It will tolerate practically any soil but thrives on good rich organic material with lots of compost. A little afternoon shade is desirable to protect the color of the blooms.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Perle d'Or' may be propagated by air layering, ground layering, or though cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Suitable for growing in greenhouses
    ** Widely Availabile

'Perle d'Or' is very effective in mass plantings and is also suitable for large containers. Plant it where it will be viewed against a darker background.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:
 
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. 56.

Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, pp. 56, 67, 360-361.

Druitt, Liz. The Organic Rose Garden. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company. 1996, pp. 96, 164.

Welch, William C.. Antique Roses for the South. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1990, p. 170.

Welch, William C.. Perennial Garden Color. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1989, pp. 224, 238.