Blanc Double de Coubert is a lovely rosebush that I saw in a magazine or online or something and decided I really wanted it.
It will get 5 feet high by 5 feet wide and has pretty white roses that smell divine. The landscape consultant who came to review our plan approved of my choice and the location I was thinking, next to the once and future gazebo, which was about the only thing she agreed with me on.
Its a rugosa, whatever that means, but I do know it has its own root, which means its much hardier than other roses. I HAVE noticed that it has absolutely NO rust on it, which is a little shocking next to rosebush skid row under our livingroom window. No matter how much or how early I spray, those roses get rust.
The Coubert rose is considered to be one of the most fragrant roses you can grow. It was a stick with a few leaves when I put it in the ground at the end of May.
Try to ignore the weeds surrounding the rosebush. We have a ghetto lawn. Getting the big growing things in is the priority.
Here’s ours on August 11th, 2012: