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'Alice Hamilton' rose Description
'Alice Hamilton' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Le Jardin des Moraines (Arnold's)
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
18 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Red blend.
Origin:
Bred by Gilbert Nabonnand (France, 1903).
Class:
China / Bengale.  
Bloom:
Crimson.  Mild to strong fragrance.  Medium-large, semi-double (9-16 petals) bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long buds.  
Habit:
Glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 39" to 47" (100 to 120 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b through 10b.  
Breeder's notes:
Alice Nabonnand (Nabonnand 1904). Fl. rouge cramoisi brillant veloute, reflet garance, tr. gr., demi-pl., gr. petales, bouton allonge, odor. Arb. tr. vig., tr. florif.
(Description from P.&C. Nabonnand's catalogue).

i.e. Bright Crimson red, shades of garance, very big, semi-double, big petals, elongated bud, scented, very vigourous bush, very floriferous.

Distributed by Paul and Clement Nabonnand in 1904. (G. Nabonnand died in 1903).
Notes:
Different opinions on seed parent - see References.
 
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