Yves Piaget: The Rose

Yves Piaget 2015-12-07 10 34 31There are few roses in my garden that halt visitors for a closer look faster than Yves Piaget. Named for the famous Swiss clockmaker, who also makes the trophy for the finest rose in the Geneva Rose Competition, its pedigree suits it perfectly.

Yves Piaget is a commanding deep mauve pink hybrid tea rose with old-fashioned cupped, globularly formed blossoms measuring an average diameter of 5 inches with approximately 80 petals blooming in flushes throughout the season.

Moreover, while the color is startling, the robust rose scent is from the gods. It is the perfect cut rose, filling any room with both color and scent. In the garden, Yves Piaget is of medium height and width (3 to 4 feet by 2 to 3 feet), bushy with semi-glossy dark-green foliage.

Bred by Jacques Mouchotte (France 1983)

Introduced in France by Meilland et Cie in 1983

Yves Piaget is commercially available in the United States, and grows well in USDA zones 7b and warmer.

Think Rosy Thoughts,

Sharon Radice Moore