Rosa ‘Mrs John Laing’

Family : Rosaceae

Class : Hybrid Perpetual


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English translation by Peter Thompson




Old Rose.

A Hybrid Perpetual created around 1885 in England by Henry Bennett.

Harmonious flowers of up to 50 petals, pink and scented with a silvery sheen.

It was certainly in fashion in the last years of the Victorian era.

It forms bushy shrubs and is very resistant to disease.

Parentage :

‘François Michelon’ × Seedling

Awards :

1885 - Royal National Rose Society : Gold Medal

1999 - Buckeye District : Victorian (ARS)

2000 - Las Vegas Valley Rose Society - Victorian (ARS)


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