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'Alphonse Karr' rose Description

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HMF Ratings:
1 favorite vote.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Tea.
Origin:
Bred by Gilbert Nabonnand (France, 1878).
Class:
Tea.  
Bloom:
Crimson - purple, lighter center.  Moderate fragrance.  Large, double (17-25 petals), scalloped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Notes:
Walter Branchi says Adolphe Karr was used in the breeding of 'Mme. Antoine Rébé', which see...
Other references list the parent of 'Mme Antoine Rébé' is A. Karr, which could be Alphonse Karr.
[From Der Rose Zucht und Pflege by Olbrich, 1903, p. 255:]
Alfons Karr, b. 1808 in Paris, d. September 30, 1890 in St. Raphaël on the Riviera; is the founder of the world-famous rose cultures there. (Has made himself also a name in the beautiful Frech literature).
 
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