Rosa 'Henri Matisse' is a Delbard rose. Georges Delbard began the family empire with a simple shop in Paris 1935 selling his vegetable seedlings and flowers. A keen grower of new plant varieties, Georges soon found the need for more varieties of fruit trees, so he began breeding new trees on a small property in Malicorne, 3 hours south of Paris. His success grew and many Delbard Garden Centres were opened around France.
Rose breeding began in earnest around the early 1950's and from that moment Delbards fame as a great rose breeder grew, first throughout France, then Europe. Today their roses can be seen growing in gardens and glasshouses from South America to South Africa, North America, Japan, Russia and finally Australia.
The Delbard rose collection is well known for its 'Painters' hybrids, which are variegated and multicoloured. These roses have been named after great Artists that add a brilliant flare to any garden. We have 'Henri Matisse' hybrid growing in our garden, and what led us to choose this was the intense delicious fragrance it has.
Rosa 'Henri Matisse; is a grandiflora style plant with swirling colours of raspberries, pinks and whites in large double flowers. Marvellous rich perfume with notes of rose and raspberry. it is a sturdy bush and produces mass flowering, bursting with colour.
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A very special rose.ReplyDelete
Nick, what a spectacular rose. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Oh, that is a beautiful rose!ReplyDelete
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thanks so much for telling us about this rose, it is so lovely. I think I have seen some like it here. I love reading about it and thanks also for hosting this wonderful long time linky. cheers, NoraReplyDelete