The Vintage Rosery
Unless otherwise noted, all photographs were taken of the roses in our gardens located in Needville, Texas (zone 8b.)
Duchess de Brabant
This is one of my absolute favorite roses! The Tea fragrance is to die for. The blooms are a soft pink and have a cabbage-like appearance. They love the hot Texas sun, but do equally well in a half day of shade. My mother-in-law's plant grows up her fence to around 8'! Our plants, in full sun all day, are only about 4' tall. The buds make beautiful boutonnières.
Duchess de Brabant was designated as an Earthkind Rose in 2006.
aka: Comtesse de Labarathe
Comtesse de Labarthe
The Shell Rose
Bred in Bordeaux, France in 1857 by H.B. Bernede