Yves Piaget Rose Review
The Yves Piaget Rose has been getting a lot of attention lately, and many gardeners are curious if it lives up to the hype. Sometimes referred to as Queen Adelaide roses, the Yves Piaget rose is named after the famous Swiss watchmaker, Yves Piaget, who first introduced them at the Geneva rose competition and took home the first prize. Its fabulous color and gigantic blooms equal its intoxicating fragrance! Here’s our full review of this award-winning rose and everything you need to know if you’re planning on growing them in California.
Our Review of the Yves Piaget Rose
With voluminous, deep pink flowers that look similar to peonies, it’s no surprise why this blooming beauty is a perennial favorite! Its flowers are gigantic, with an average of 80 petals on each bloom, but the overall size of the mature plant isn’t overwhelmingly large. It’s bushy but short, reaching up to 3 feet high and spreading 2-3 feet wide.
We love how fragrant this hybrid tea rose is—a sugary sweet, rosy scent with a hint of zesty citrus. Plus, they make spectacular cut flowers for bouquets so that you can fill your home with that amazing aroma!
In terms of care, the Yves Piaget rose isn’t difficult to cultivate so long as you plant it in the right spot! If you meet its basic needs, you can expect flushes of blooms all throughout the summer. Some gardeners have even planted them in containers! Here’s how you can successfully grow this show-stopping rose here on the Cali coast.
Yves Piaget Rose Care
Sunlight: Yves Piaget roses like bright, direct sunshine—at least 6 hours per day! The more sun they get, the bigger, brighter and more prolific their blooms will be.
Soil: Loose, sandy, loamy, well-draining soil will keep your Yves Piaget roses happy! However, they like their soil to be more moist, so to prevent soil moisture from evaporating too quickly, you can spread a thick layer of mulch across the soil surface.
Water: These roses need about one inch of water every week, from rainfall or watering. During the hottest summer months, you might need to increase the watering frequency if your roses look fatigued.
Pruning: Deadhead the spent flowers as they’re shriveling up—this will encourage new blooms, and your plant can direct its energy toward more fresh, new growth. In late winter, prune off all the dead canes with sterilized hand shears, then prune the healthy canes to your desired height. Wear protective gloves and long sleeves to prevent getting poked by thorns!
Fertilizer: Roses are one of the heaviest feeding plants in our gardens, so don’t be shy with nutrition—it will make a huge difference. Use an organic fertilizer with a slightly higher ratio of phosphorus ( the middle number on fertilizer labels.) The organic Down to Earth Rose and Flower Fertilizer is our favorite for keeping roses happy and healthy. Use it as often as once a month during the growing and flowering season.
Troubleshooting Pest and Disease Issues:
Insecticidal soaps and horticultural oils are effective pest control solutions if you see holes in the leaves or visible bugs munching on your plants. Yves Piaget roses are susceptible to black spot fungus; if you notice yellowing leaves and black spots, prune and dispose of all diseased material and apply a copper-based fungicide. If you’re having issues with powdery mildew, try thinning out your plants and ensuring they have space between other plants to promote air circulation.
Overall, the Yves Piaget rose is simply sensational and entirely deserving of its rave reviews! If you’d like to grow some in your garden this year, spring is the perfect time to get planting. Visit Roger’s Gardens—we have plenty of Yves Piaget roses for sale, and we guarantee their incredible scent and stunning color will win you over!
For more information, watch our video on the 'Yves Piaget' Rose with Sarah Smith.