Friday, October 9, 2009

Rosa 'Henri Matisse'

Rose, Hybrid Tea 'Henri Matisse'

You would expect a Rose named after Fauvist painter Henri Matisse (1869-1954) to be a fairly wild colour combination. It is splashed and striped in red and white and quite variegated .It is a hardy rose and very free flowering.

Matisse 'Black Leaf on Green Background' 1952
The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas

Matisse with his sons Jean and Pierre, 1912

Matisse, 'The Dance' 1910
Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia


  1. I wonder what made the name giver associate Henri Matisse with this rose! Maybe the exuberance of 'The Dance'.
    I liked your post on bromeliads. I have some flowering now.

  2. Ian… What a wonderful & unique rose. The brilliant color and design makes it rightly named for sure. Thanks for posting the other photograph, as well.

  3. This Rose was bred in France by the Delbard family and was released as part of their 'Painters Series'of brightly coloured roses