'Clytemnestra' is a fine Hybrid Musk rose that forms a spreading dense bush up to 4' high and 7' wide.
The flowers of 'Clytemnestra' are somewhat untidy when viewed singly, but they are marvelous en-masse. They open from tight buds to form ruffled, double, salmon chamois, moderately fragrant blooms.
This beautiful Hybrid Musk Shrub has small semi-double flowers are a striking orange-pink, and occur in large fragrant clusters, which appeal to the eye, and fill the air with delicious scents throughout the growing season.
It makes a large shrub or a moderate climber.
'Clytemnestra' was introduced by Pemberton (England) in 1915.
1915 [ England ]
|PLANT SIZE |
Height: 8 ' to 10 ' Width: 6 ' to 6 '
'Clytemnestra' forms a relatively low (5' to 5'), sprawling bushy plant.
The foliage is dark green and leathery.
C - Continuous. 'Clytemnestra' starts blooming April in the Texas Hill Country, and repeats more or less continuously throughout the growing season.
| Flower Size: 2.00" to 2.00" Cluster Size: 3 to 5 Petal Count: 20 to 25 |
'Clytemnestra' flowers are small (2" - 3"), ruffled, and occur in clusters.
op - Orange Pink. 'Clytemnestra' blooms are salmon-chamios and open from coppery buds.
|COLOR VARIATION:|| |
mf - Moderately Fragrant. 'Clytemnestra' has very pleasing fragrance.
Zones 6 - 9
'Clytemnestra' is readily propagated from cuttings, and once established it is a very hardy and durable plant.
'Clytemnestra' tolerant of poorer soils and shade.
'Clytemnestra' is readily propagated from cuttings.
'Clytemnestra' is won the Gold Medal (NRS) in 1914. This a rose that should certainly be more widely known and grown.
American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 101.
American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 90.
Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1998 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1998, p. 76.
Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, p. 257.