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'Comtesse de Lacépède' rose Description
'Comtesse de Lacépède' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Marina's Rose Garden. Amelia, Virginia
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
7 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Light pink Hybrid Gallica.
Origin:
Bred by Charles or Hippolyte DUVAL (France, before 1838).
Introduced in France by Victor Verdier et fils in 1840 as 'Comtesse de Lacépède'.
Class:
Hybrid China, Hybrid Gallica.  
Bloom:
White, blush shading.  Mild fragrance.  Large, very full (41+ petals), flat, rounded bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  Leafy sepals, long sepals, rounded buds.  
Habit:
Well-branched.  5 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of 4' 11" (150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b through 8b.  Prune after flowering is finished.  
Parentage:
Notes:
Bernard-Germain-Étienne de La Ville-sur-Illon, Comte de Lacépède (December 26, 1756 – October 6, 1825), French naturalist and politician.
Comte Charles de Lacépède from Epinay St. Denis was a member of the Société d'Horticulture de Paris in 1828 (see Annales etc. p. 333).

The San Jose Heritage Rose Garden has a Hybrid China (Duval 1840) by this name in their 2002 Catalogue
'Comtesse de Lacépède' in commerce is often 'Madame Hardy' (if white) and some other unknown hybrid china (if purplish red).- see Comments.
 
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