The Perfectly Pink Prince Jardinier Rose

An ultra-romantic rose that you'll fall in love with instantly.

By: THURSD. | 07-02-2024 | 4 min read
Wedding Flowers Roses Floral Designs
Meilland’s Rose Prince Jardinier Is a Very Light Pink and Ultra-Romantic Rose

A classic symbol of grace and elegance, pink roses are often presented as a token of admiration or appreciation. Pink roses have a pretty broad range of symbolic associations. In general, these roses symbolize admiration, gentleness, dignity, elegance, innocence, and happiness. Whatever your message is, you can convey it with a bouquet of pink roses. 

In the world of flowers, there is an abundance of shades of pink to be found. From the softest blush pink to that classic, rose pink to striking magenta hues. It's true, there is no other color among roses that offers the possibility of variation as well as pink does. If you want to show romance and admiration, then the Rose Prince Jardinier could be your go-to flower.

It's All About Romance With Rose Prince Jardinier

Created in 1996, and bred by Meilland, Rose Prince Jardinier is a very light pink and ultra-romantic variety. It opens up to an almost saucer-shaped bloom and produces ultra-romantic scented roses. In fact, this rose is one of the top 10 best-scented roses, and also among the most fragrant varieties.


​Pink ​Rose Prince Jardinier
Pink Rose Prince Jardinier.
Photo by @saffy7


These are very open, soft, and swirly roses, whose petals open wide enough to expose the center pollen. Rose Prince Jardinier, also, has the swirled velvet petal structure typical of garden roses as well as a particularly romantic feel. And if you are lucky enough to stick your nose into one of them, you will soon find out that it's one of the most delicious-smelling roses in the world. 

With its big blooms and rich pink-cream color it exhales a strong fragrance of the rose of May. Its foliage is dark green and glossy and the plant reaches a height of roughly 80-130 cm and a spread of 70 cm. It is a hybrid tea rose with more qualities of a grandiflora rose - with cupped blooms. It bears flower blooms on each of its stems continuously throughout the season and has perfect disease resistance. 


​Pink ​Rose Prince Jardinier
Pink Prince Rose Jardinier.
Photo by @brown_penlert


Also, while Rose Prince Jardinier opens fast, it still has the unique ability to hold its shape normally for days.

French Scented Roses from Meilland

Prince Jardinier is a French variety cultivated by Meilland International. Every year around 200,000 new rose plants emerge in Provence, a region in southern France. All of this is done by hand by the Meilland family and its employees. 


​Pink ​Rose Prince Jardinier
A bouquet with Rose Prince Jardinier.
Photo by @wildspiritflorist


After a testing period of 5 to 7 years in France, and at various locations in Europe, Japan, and the USA, among others, about 10 to 15 new varieties are introduced each year. And only a few of those are suitable to get into the fragrant cut roses selection.

Named After the Gardener Prince

The rose was named after Prince Louis Albert de Broglie, a member of one of France's top aristocratic families. Louis Albert is known for his love for gardening, especially growing tomatoes, hence the name Le Prince Jardinier (The Gardener Prince). 


Prince Louis Albert and Rose Prince Jardinier
The Gardener Prince and Rose Prince Jardinier which was named after him.
Photos by @royalisticism and @frenchcountrygardener


He is a renowned eco-activist entrepreneur and has spent the last few decades of his life dedicating himself to encouraging a more environmentally friendly attitude through all aspects of his work.

A Rose Perfect for a Sophisticated Wedding Bouquet

Rose Prince Jardinier roses are delicate and require special care, but become truly magical in the hands of an experienced floral designer. The rose is a fast bloomer with approximately 60 petals and a diameter of 10-12 cm when fully open. 


​Pink ​Rose Prince Jardinier
​Pink ​Rose Prince Jardinier.
Photo by @jcaldwellfloraldesigns


Due to its relatively short vase life, it's not the most convenient rose for events. But then again, Rose Prince Jardinier lends itself perfectly to sophisticated wedding bouquets and lush centerpieces. 

With its pale, ballet pink shades and incredible scent, this variety is a must-have to work with and could soon after become one of your favorites.


​Pink ​Rose Prince Jardinier
Alina Neacsa with a bouquet of Rose Prince Jardinier.
Photo by @alina_neacsa


Feature image by @alina_neacsa and header image by @flori_and_fern.

Where to find the Prince Jardinier rose



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