Fantin Latour Shrub Roses
Rosa Fantin Latour - Shrub Roses
Description of Fantin Latour Roses:
Fantin Latour is a soft pink rose with fully double, tightly packed petals that tend to bunch up in the centre and fade a bit on the outer rim of the flowers. The scent is excellent. Being a medium sized rose that only flowers once during the summer, it isn't demanding and will do well in shady spots with poor soil. It is even happy to be planted under big trees that hog lots of light and soil nutrients. It is also very hardy and will do well in Scotland.
Fantin Latour is normally kept as a shrub, but given time it can serve as climber and reach about 2.5 metres.
Prune your plants after they flower to encourage more blooms for next year.
Characteristics of Fantin Latour Bushes:
- Colour: Light Pink
- Flower Shape: Fully double, dense petals in the centre, opening more at the edges as the flower matures.
- Fragrance: 4-Powerful
- Flower Period: Once in Summer.
- Leaves: Matt, dark green.
- Height x Spread: 2.5 x 1.5 metres.
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History and Parentage of Fantin Latour Roses:
This rose was named after Henri Fantin-Latour, who died in 1904. He was a French painter who is famous for his group portraits of his contemporary artists and was also fond of still life paintings of roses.