In Roses size nature, Amaury Rosa de Poullois and Pierre-Yves Nédélec celebrate the Loubert rose collection which has more than 3,000 varieties.
Here are our six favorites.
To read: our articles on roses
Alba Rose Nymph's Leg
This non-ascending rose with a bushy habit can reach 2 m in height and the fragrance of its large white-pink flowers is powerful during its flowering in June-July.
“Mentioned in literature as early as the 15th century, this strain never really left the English gardens where it is probably native. Across the Channel, it is called Great Maiden’s Blush, while Redouté, a famous botanical painter, calls it Rosier Blanc Royal. The freshness of its flowers is enhanced by the bluish green of the foliage. And with its very evocative name, it is the most admired rose in the collection ".
- Culture advice : pave the branches horizontally on a discreet support, such as an openwork trellis. To be planted in the sun, a hardy bushy shrub down to -15 ° C.
Rosa souliena Kew Rambler hybrid
It owes its name to its breeder, Kew, in 1913 in Great Britain. This liana rose flowers in July and can stand the cold.
“Impressive (it can reach 5m tall!) And so easy to grow, it grows with amazing speed. And what about these huge bouquets of several dozen pink flowers with golden stamens, which contrast with the bluish gray foliage? Magnificent ! Very healthy and insensitive to disease, this Kew Botanical Garden Ambassador remains a safe bet. Its musky scent attracts bees and bumblebees ”.
- Culture advice : Choose a spacious place where it can fully develop, and paddle this exuberant climber against a south-facing wall. Due to the heavy weight of the vegetation, make sure that the trellis or the trellis wires are solid.
Modern hybrid rose Madame Neyrière
"With its small, pale pink flowers and shiny foliage, this elegant little 1m high bush has everything to become a sure bet in rose garden catalogs. However, this extremely rare rose remains an exclusivity of Loubert establishments.
They naturally baptized her Mrs. Neyrière to thank this lover of Angevin roses who knew how to share her discovery. A very floriferous rose, indifferent to diseases ”.
- Culture advice : its haughty silhouette does not allow it to form a bushy bush, plant it in groups of 3 or 4.
Rosa banksiae lutea
"No matter how much you look for the slightest sting, you won't find any in this completely unarmed non-climbing rambler.
By covering an entire section of the wall or climbing a large tree, it sublimates its support with its many butter-yellow pompoms, from April (one of the first to bloom) and until June-July.
It only lacks the perfume to touch perfection ”.
- Culture advice : it appreciates deep, fertile and well-drained soils, with calcareous or neutral pH. A little chilly, it likes a wall facing south which accumulates heat from the first rays of the spring sun.
Portland Rose by Rescht
Particularly easy-going, this repeat rose blooms first from May to June and then from September to October. “Its unique color oscillates between fuchsia and raspberry.
From the start of summer, this bush becomes covered in dense and fragrant bouquets. The dark foliage itself is very abundant. Like the little prickles that will be remembered when you remove the withered flowers by hand ".
- Culture advice : do not hesitate to prune it short as early as November, it will grow back with even more vigor. It reaches 1.20 m and thrives in sun or partial shade, in cool soil, even in small spaces of novice gardeners.
Mentor, Wichura rose hybrid
"As under the brush of a miniaturist, small touches of pink come to rest on a paler area.
To appreciate its finesse, you will need to closely observe the perfectly ordered corollas.
If the summer flowering is still abundant, the ascent is more discreet. Which in no way detracts from the delicious scent of this extremely rare American rose ”.
- Culture advice : If you are lucky enough to get it, place it prominently around the house to impress visitors.
To read: Life-size roses, by Amaury Rosa de Poullois and Pierre-Yves Nédélec published by Delachaux and Niestlé.
>>> To read also: the size of the roses
Visual credits: 1- Rosier alba Cuisse de Nymphe: © Pierre-Yves Nédélec 2- Hybrid of Rosa souliena Kew rambler: © Pierre-Yves Nédélec 3- Mme Neyrière: © Pierre-Yves Nédélec 4- Rosa banksia lutea: © Pierre- Yves Nédélec 5- Rose de Resch: © Pierre-Yves Nédélec 6- Mentor: © Pierre-Yves Nédélec + Cover of the book Roses size nature