ABBAYE DE CLUNY is a hybrid tea rose recently introduced by the House of Meilland of Cote d'Azure, France as part of their Romantica series. Romanticas are generally noted for their vigorous growth, strong fragrance, good disease resistance, repeat bloom, good winter hardiness and old rose feel. ABBAYE DE CLUNY is a compact, upright plant which typically grows 2.5-3' tall (less frequently to 4') and features profuse numbers of rounded, cup-shaped, apricot blooms (3" diameter) which have a very spicy fragrance. Blooms from May to frost. Leathery, dark green foliage. Named for the 11th century Benedictine monastery at Cluny in east central France.
Roses are susceptible to a large number of diseases, the most common of which are black spot, powdery mildew, rust and rose rosette. Although good cultural practices are the first line of defense in disease control, regular preventative fungicide applications throughout the growing season are usually required, particularly in humid climates with regular rainfall
Best in small groups in borders, cottage gardens or rose gardens. Also effective as a specimen, informal hedge or along fences or foundations.