(Pronounced: ya-VONN rab-EEA)
'Yvonne Rabier' forms a mounded bush 1' - 3' in height with abundant small white flowers.
The flowers of 'Yvonne Rabier' are pure white with a touch of lemon yellow around the stamens. The petals, however are somewhat crinkled and open slowly.
Therefore, the stamens and the surrounding yellow area are not visible until the flower is fully open.
The flowers of 'Yvonne Rabier' occur in large clusters that can be quite dramatic.
'Yvonne Rabier' is a small compact bush with beautiful white flowers that grow in clusters.
An unknown polyantha
'Yvonne Rabier' was introduced by Turbat (France) in 1910.
1910 [ France ]
|PLANT SIZE |
Height: 1 ' to 3 ' Width: 2 ' to 2 '
'Yvonne Rabier' forms a spreading bush 1' to 3' in height. Usually the height and width of the bush are approximately the same.
The foliage is dark green, rough, and very glossy.
C - Continuous. 'Yvonne Rabier' starts blooming mid-spring (March in the Texas Hill Country) and repeats off and on all through the growing season.
| Flower Size: 1.00" to 1.25" Cluster Size: 10 to 15 Petal Count: 30 to 40 |
'Yvonne Rabier' flowers are small (1-1/2" - 2-1/2") and double. The petals are somewhat muddled and the centers of the flowers do not expose the stamens until they are fully open.
Therefore, the stamens do not seem as prominent in 'Yvonne Rabier'as with some of the other small white polyantha roses (e.g. 'Katharina Zeimet' ).
w. White. 'Yvonne Rabier' blooms are pure white with golden stamens and just a touch of yellow in the petals around the stamens.
|COLOR VARIATION:|| |
SF - Salightly Fragrant. 'Yvonne Rabier' has a faint soft fragrance.
Zones 5 - 9
'Yvonne Rabier' prefers full sun and rich soil with lots of compost and humus. It may require supplemental watering. It is very hardy and disease resistant.
'Yvonne Rabier' may be propagated by cuttings.
'Yvonne Rabier' a good choice for container planting or low hedges and borders.
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