Redoute

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Redoute is a sport from Mary Rose, last week’s Rose of the Week.  Redoute is identical to Mary Rose except its flowers are a soft shade of lilac/pink.  I love Redoute.  The colour is gorgeous; it is the kind of pink one finds in the Alba Roses.

Redoute is free-flowering, repeats well and forms a good, shapely, bushy, twiggy shrub.  Like Mary Rose, it has only a light fragrance.

Redoute is named after Pierre Joseph Redoute (1759-1840), a famous rose painter.  His work included some 170 varieties from Empress Josephine’s garden at Malmaison.

Redoute was released by David Austin (UK) in 1992.

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7 thoughts on “Redoute

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  4. Another beauty in your collection, Glenda. I enjoy roses that show one color while budding but another when blooming. It’s nice to have a little surprise in the garden. 🙂

    • John This is the second rose in my Mary Rose, Redoute and Winchester Cathedral hedge. Winchester Cathedral is not cooperating with any nice flowers at the moment so I can’t feature it in next week’s Rose of the Week. It will have to be next year now.

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