This superb old rambler has been popular for almost a century and is still going strong. A very vigorous rose with striking deep green, almost purple stems and foliage. It produces semi-lax stems that require securing as the plant grows. Albertine does well on pergolas and arches. Grows very well if planted in a north facing aspect, but position it on a warm wall in full sun for a magnificent display. The heavily scented flowers are deep pink to salmon with hints of copper and the cupped blooms are medium in size and appear in clusters. Does suffer from a little mildew, late summer but this is not a problem if planted in a slightly more shaded area. Makes the perfect gift for someone with a large garden. Only summer flowering but the superb show is quite a sight in full bloom. Bred by the Barbier nursery in France who produced many successful climbers and ramblers such as the very famous 'Alberic Barbier
AWARDS: Royal Horticultural Society Award Of Garden Merit, 1993.