December 4th, 2021



Modern Shrub

Versigny was bred by Dominique Massad in 1992 and introduced in France by Roseraie Guillot in 1998. It was created by the cross-pollination (or hybridising) of the two parent plants Graham Thomas x Davidoff.

This fragrant rose came about as a tribute to all those who love flowers and gardens who come together from all over France and gather at Chateau de Versigny, near Paris, in October every year.

Introduced as part of the ‘Generosa Collection’, Versigny is a soft salmon pink apricot blend with an orange centre and its fragrance shows fruity notes of anise, apricot, peach, citrus and vanilla.

Versigny produces very full clusters of flowers which are cupped and ruffled with 26 – 40 petals. The bush grows to a height of 1.2m and width of 0.7m and blooms in flushes throughout the season. This healthy shrub rose has very good disease tolerance and thrives in our climate.

A worthy addition to any garden, putting on a good show especially when planted en masse.

Versigny is available from Knight’s Roses, Wagner’s Rose Nursery and Newman’s Nursery in South Australia.

Text: Sharyn Perrin