Family : Rosaceae
Class : Hybrid Tea
Text and pictures © Giuseppe Mazza
English translation by Mario Beltramini
Created by François Dorieux in France in 1992 and marketed as ‘Violette Parfumée in 1998 this Hybrid Tea, that in USA they calssify Grandiflora, blooms tendentially in small clusters of large flowers style Floribunda.
Successful variety with many synonyms, ‘Debry-Hagen Gmelin Rose’, ‘Derby’, ‘Melody Parfum’, ‘Melody Parfumée’ and ‘Zulu Royal’.
The shrub, with semi-glossy dark green foliage, develops vertically, it reaches even the metre and a half.
The flowers surpass the 11 cm of diametre, with 25-30 petals changing through time from violaceous mauve to bluish purple. As usually occurs with these colours, they have an intense fragrance, that here evokes the old Damask rose with notes of violet.
Somewhat sensitive to cold, but with good resistance to diseases, is remontant in cycles and is an excellent cut flower.
Variety denomination : DORient
‘Dioressence’ × ‘Nuit d’Orien’
1995 - Bagatelle 1er Prix - Baden-Baden Fragrance Prize
1997 - Baden-Baden Fragrance Prize - Association des Journalistes du Jardin et de l’Horticulture Show: Prix de la Rose
2000 - South Penn Area Rose Society Show: Hybrid Tea/Grandiflora
2002 - Portland’s Best Rose - New Zealand Certificate of Merit
2010 - Nantes Special Prize