Popular for 75 years, Albertine is a very vigorous plant that requires continuous securing as the plant grows. It does well on a pergola or on against a wall where the purple stems and striking deep green foliage stand out magnificently. The heavily scented flowers are deep pink to salmon with hints of copper. The cupped blooms appear in clusters for only about 3 weeks in mid-summer. Still it gives a great show and is still considered well worth growing.

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Rose Stats

  • Class NameLarge-Flowered climber
  • IntroductionIntroduced in France by Grandes Roseraies du Val de la Loire in 1921 as 'Albertine'.
  • SizeHeight of 6' 7" to 20' (200 to 610 cm). Width of 10' to 15' (305 to 455 cm).
  • Zone4 - 9
  • ColorOrange
  • Scentyes
  • Bloom Size3.5"
  • BreederBarbier, France
  • Repeat BloomNo
  • Year Introduced1921


Climber, Hybrid Wichurana, Large-Flowered Climber, Rambler. Salmon-pink, copper shading, tan center. Mild to strong fragrance. 40 petals. Average diameter 3.5″. Medium to large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, cupped, open bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer. Large, ovoid buds. Armed with thorns / prickles, climbing. Glossy foliage. Height of 6′ 7″ to 20′ (200 to 610 cm). Width of 10′ to 15′ (305 to 455 cm). USDA zone 5b through 9b. Very vigorous. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary – Spring freeze protection) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection). Prune after flowering is finished. Remove unproductive wood every third year or so. Triploid

Additional information

Weight3 lbs

Gallon, Quart