President de Seze is a small old shrub rose with fragrant magenta flowers fading out to pink at the edges and is ideal for mixed borders.
President de Seze is a delightful old gallica rose bred around 1836. The very attractive deep magenta/purple buds open to exquisite large full flowers of magenta fading to a paler pink around the edges.
The foliage is grey green and the whole plant is very healthy and the flowers scented. It is a relatively small rose, reaching a height of approximately 4', and has just one flush.
President de Seze, in common with many shrub roses that only have one flush, is best when associated with other plants in a mixed border.
It looks wonderful planted with penstemons, which are later summer flowering perennials, such as Sour Grapes and salvias in the blue and pink ranges when the flower colours of the shrub rose can really shine.
Colour: Magenta fading to lilac and pink
Flower shape: Full double shrub rose flowers
Final height and spread: 4' x 3' (1.2m x 90cm)
Flowering season: Summer flowering only (June - July)
Repeat flowering: No
Disease resistance: High