This rose was sold to me as 'Noella Nabonnand', a climbing Tea rose that was introduced in 1901. Keeping with the theme that I started yesterday (roses I grow that turned out to be something other than what they're labeled), it appears that this rose is really a climbing Hybrid Tea rose from 1938 named 'Marie Nabonnand'. I read that these two roses are often confused in commerce. The description of 'Marie Nabonnand' seems to most accurately describe my rose.
No matter what the correct identification is, I love this rose! It is big and bright and vigorous, and it holds the record among my reblooming roses for being the first rose to reach the top of its arch.
Like the roses I featured yesterday, this rose has WAY more flowers per square foot than average ... and it is such a stunning, cherry red color!
I tried to propagate this rose last year, but all my cuttings of it died. I plan to try again, because this rose is too good to keep to myself.
If you are planning to visit during my Spring Open House on Saturday, you can see for yourself how beautiful this rose is ... and plenty of others that are blooming right now.
Most of the roses aren't even in full bloom yet. There are still TONS more yet to come.