Mme Caroline Testout
Mme Caroline Testout
Mme Caroline Testout
Mme Caroline Testout
Mme Caroline Testout
Mme Caroline Testout

Mme Caroline Testout

$50 Regular price
Tag or Stake
  • Cutting
  • Fragrance
  • Pots

Mme Caroline Testout has grown in many gardens worldwide since her first introduction in 1894. Her buds are large and globular with bright pink petals and a darker center. David Austin used this rose to create "Wife of Bath". The fragrance is moderate on this repeat bloomer, and her sturdy canes proudly display her large, solitary blooms and grand foliage.

More Information

Rose Type Hybrid Tea
Alternate Name(s) (City of Portland)
Bloom Types Double
Characteristic(s) Cutting, Fragrance, Pots
Color Pink
Specific Color Pink
Fragrance Very Fragrant
Hardiness Zone 5 (-20° to -10°), 6 (-10° to 0°), 7 (0° to 10°), 8 (10° to 20°), 9 (20° to 30°), 10 (30° to 40°)
Rebloom Repeat Blooming
Year 1890
Approximate Size 5' x 3'

Mme Caroline Testout

Black Tag
Black Stake
Pink Tag
Pink Stake
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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Old fashioned beauty

I have bought this one this year. I usually wait for at least one season to write a review; however, this rose showed enough already for me to talk about. I am going to train it up as a short climber, if I can. It is fragrant even though it is newly planted, blooms are very large, classic tea shaped and pure pink, very attractive. The one star I took off because this rose is not long lasting in my area( 3 days maybe 4). I live in the very windy TX Panhandle, and our brutal winds shatter her petals too soon. It is a good purchase nevertheless.

gretchen N.
Portland Rose

I have one of the original Mme Caroline Testout roses that was planted in 1905 along the Promenade overlooking Willamette Falls in Oregon City for the Lewis and Clark Exposition. Several years ago in the middle of winter a few had to be removed because of city maintenance and were offered up to neighbors. Mine is now planted and growing beautifully in front of our historic home. These lovely roses have definitely stood the test of time.

Laura C.
Perfect old-fashioned pink blooms!

When Portland Oregon was named the city of roses, this was the rose! It was planted everywhere and you can still see it in peninsula park for sure. I had the climber and it was generous and decadent. My daughter ( who was a toddler at the time) even liked to eat them!! Very classy.

Alex, Charlotte, NC
In the background of most of our modern roses today.

A terrific bush, can grow in poor soil, flower (though infrequently - but it grows) in a north facing exposure. A great grand parent of Crimson Glory, which in turn is a parent of Charlotte Armstrong, which is a parent of Tiffany, Sutter's Gold, Bewitched, Queen Elizabeth and of course Chrysler Imperial- which is a parent of Oklahoma, Mister Lincoln, Papa Meilland and Miss. All American Beauty to name a few. So along with another Joseph Pernet - Duchess hybrid, Ophelia, this rose is one of the most important roses ever bred. It's also beautiful and easy to grow.

Grand Pink

I have always loved this rose. It is what I consider the quintessential Old-fashioned Hybrid Tea pink rose.

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