|Size Category/Growth Habit||Small shrub|
|Spacing||6 feet apart on centers|
|Color||Buds are apricot opening to a golden buff pink|
|Bloom||Very double with outer petals that fold back to look like a pompon. Successive flushes of bloom spring, summer, and fall.|
|Planting Site||Full sun. Good air circulation.|
|Water Use||Water to establish and then very drought tolerant. Will not tolerate being watered too often. Not recommended for areas with highly saline irrigation water.|
|Cold Hardiness||Hardy in zones 6-9|
|History||Bred in France by Dubreuil and introduced by Rambaux, Perle d’Or is sometimes called “Yellow Cecile Brunner” or “The Buttonhole Rose”. Parentage is polyantha x ‘Mme. Falcot’.|
Perle d’Or (pearl of gold) is a highly regarded old garden rose that is well suited to many growing conditions even alkaline clay soil and hot dry weather. It blooms from spring until fall replacing spent flowers quickly with new flushes of bloom. It does not like to be kept too wet nor does it appreciate highly saline irrigation water. This rose works well anywhere in the landscape that has good air circulation and plenty of sun. It is also suitable for a large container on a deck or patio or along a walkway where its fragrance and flowers can be enjoyed up close. Perle d’Or was selected as the 2007 “Earth-Kind® Rose of the Year” by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.
Perle d’Or’s wonderful fragrance, delicate coloration of blossoms and ability to thrive under demanding conditions make it ideal for landscape use. This beautiful small shrub rose is recommended to be planted on 6 foot centers to allow for adequate air movement all around. The optimum location to plant Perle d’Or is near a patio, deck, kitchen window, or any location where you can enjoy its delightful fragrance and non-stop blossoms. This rose is also a wonderful selection for a large container on a deck or patio as well.