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.