'Comtesse de Lacépède' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Marina's Rose Garden. Amelia, Virginia
Light pink Hybrid Gallica.
Hybrid China, Hybrid Gallica.
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.
Well-branched. 5 to 7 leaflets.
Height of 4' 11" (150 cm).
USDA zone 7b through 8b. Prune after flowering is finished.
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.