'Lustre d'église' rose Description
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Gallica / Provins, Turbinata.
Pink, lighter edges. Mild fragrance. Average diameter 2". Small to medium, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped, rosette bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Upright. Light green foliage.
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).
It is possible that there were two distinct 'Duchesse d'Orléans', of which the earlier was purple and a synonym of 'Lustre d'église'. 'Duchesse d'Orléans' in gardens and commerce is a different Rose than that in the early drawings.
Sangerhausen lists a light pink Gallica called Lustre d'Englise.