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'Queen of Beauty and Fragrance' rose Description
'Souvenir de la Malmaison' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Robert Neil Rippetoe
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
161 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Light pink Bourbon.
Registration name: Souvenir de la Malmaison
Origin:
Bred by Jean Beluze (France, 1843).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1911 as 'Souvenir de la Malmaison'.
Class:
Bourbon.  
Bloom:
White, light pink shading, darker outer petals.  Strong, tea fragrance.  Average diameter 5".  Large, very double, borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped-to-flat, quartered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, thornless (or almost).  
Height of 2' to 6' (60 to 185 cm).  Width of 3' to 6' (90 to 185 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Blooms tend to ball in wet weather.  Resist the urge to prune this rose too heavily -- it doesn't like it!.  
Ploidy:
Triploid
Notes:
On April 21, 1799, Josephine purchased the chateau at Malmaison.


This rose is included in the World Federation of Rose Societies Old Rose Hall of Fame. The Old Rose Hall of Fame recognizes roses of historical or genealogical important and those roses which have enjoyed continued popularity over a great many years.


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