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Rosa 'Blanche Double de Coubert' (Rugosa Hybrid Rose) Special Offer

Rosa 'Blanche Double de Coubert' (Rugosa Hybrid Rose)


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  • Common Name: Rugosa Rose
  • Synonyms: Rosa 'Blanc Double de Coubert'
  • Position: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: Fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Flowers: June to November
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Habit: Deciduous shrub
  • Height & Spread: 150cm × 120cm
Vita Sackville-West made this rose popular: the name of Blanc Double de Coubert trips easily off the lips of well-bred English lady gardeners.  It is now widely grown all over the world, and has proved so hardy in such places as Ontario and Austria that it is now smart to say that it cannot be a hybrid of the tender Tea rose Sombreuil, but a double form of Rosa rugosa Alba.  Blanc Double de Coubert has many good qualities-vigour, health, scent, and beautiful crinkly, white flowers, followed by large, squat, orange hips.  It tolerates poor soils and desiccation, and is very healthy.  The leaves are wrinkled and pleated in texture and turn a brilliant yellow in autumn.  It blooms continually.  It is a remarkably useful shrub, especially for cold climates.  Coubert is the village south-east of Paris where Philémon and Scipion Cochet had their nursery.

Three years after Philémon Cochet's death in 1896, his son Charles Cochet-Cochet introduced a fully double sport of Blanc Double de Coubert which he names Souvenir de Philémon Cochet.  It has a mass of small petals packed into a dense arrangement like an old Damask rose.  It is even more susceptible to rain damage than Blanc Double de Coubert but in all other respects it resembles the original.

All the roses we sell have been field grown and lifted when the conditions are at their best. If ordering potted roses, as the plants will not start to put on any more root growth until the spring, please do not be surprised to find the compost fall away from the roots when you take the plant out of its pot. We use a high quality compost so you can incorporate this when you plant your rose.

Rosa 'Blanche Double de Coubert' (Ru) RHS Award of Garden Merit