Last of the remontant roses…the singular rose blooming in December holds a certain cachet, appreciated for its loveliness as well as its stalwart ability to withstand the earliest onset of icy cold temperatures and severe winds. Bravo oh Beautiful Rose of unknown name!
–adjective 1.blooming more than once in a season.
–noun 2. a remontant rose.
Origin: 1880–85; < F, prp. of remonter to remount
- Remontant species roses were exclusively from the eastern periphery of Asia.