Noisettes combine the scent and late flowering of the cultivated Musk rose, with the large flowers of the Teas and Chinas.
Noisettes are vigorous climbers with strong canes and plentiful foliage. Small usually double flowers are borne in clusters in early spring and tend to be singular as the season progresses. Noisettes will flower all year round. Prune in winter by removing all dead, damaged and diseased wood, and then thin out the bush by selectively removing some older less productive canes from the base in favour of new canes. The aim should be to replace every cane over a three year cycle. Reduce laterals from older canes, which are being kept, to two or three eyes. After pruning, the canes should be tied to the required position for shaping.