Advice

Please keep in mind that container roses are not blooming at that season, have no flowers and less foliage. However the plants have the advantage of fully developed roots and can be planted anytime. Budded, respectively blooming container roses are available from 01 May!

Paul Ricault

Remontant Rose(Old Rose)


Colour
tiefrosa
Flower
stark gefüllt
Fragrance
sehr starker Duft
Period
Foliage
mittelgrün
Growth
kräftig, überhängend
Breeder
Portemer, 1845 introduced
'Paul Ricault'
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1 Field report for Paul Ricault

Remontant my foot!

This old rose which I love is sometimes classed as centifolia, sometimes as bourbon, sometimes as both and occasionally as a hybrid perpetual. But even then, nearly always as once flowering. Only once have I seen it described as having some minor repeat flowering in autumn (!) All I can say is that the summers it must bask in, in whatever country that is, must be so mild as to rate as a second winter. I have lived with Paul Ricault for 50 years and never, ever, ever seen it flower outside of spring. Its canes are crowded with thousands of prickles beyond belief, and on its own roots is the messiest tangle of barb wire you can imagine. It must have been the rose that grew around Sleeping Beauty's castle. Sometimes it is listed as having a flat quartered bloom, other times as a muddled bloom, sometimes as deep pink, cerise, or rich carmine, or darkening to purple. Once the central petals fall and it dries a little then certainly it goes a little purplish but that's just just dried cerise! Photographs show a lot of variation in colour, texture and tone. Over time it no doubt has thrown many sports and mine may not be typical. Many of the plants sold as Paul Ricault may also be something else again. Regardless of these differences of opinion, I recommend this rose, for its smell and flower texture alone, but you'll need space for it to sucker and sprawl about, unless it behaves better on another rootstock. Ralph Brew

Paul Ricault
Paul Ricault
Overview ...

Fragrance
Healthiness
Hardiness
Repeat flowering
once flowering.
Height
cm
Width
cm
Unit prices

20.40 EUR
1-4 pcs
20.00 EUR
5-9 pcs
19.60 EUR
10-19 pcs
19.20 EUR
20-49 pcs
18.80 EUR
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