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'Bengal Crimson' rose Description
'Sanguinea (China, before 1818)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of marcir
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
70 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Dark red Species.
Origin:
Bred by Unknown (before 1820).
Class:
China / Bengale, Species / Wild.  
Bloom:
Dark red. [Crimson, purple shading.] [Crimson.].  Mild fragrance.  5 petals.  Average diameter 2.5".  Small, very double, globular bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, compact.  
Height of 5' (150 cm).  Width of 4' (120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7b through 10b.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
The original 'Sanguinea' was double. Refer early references
Nickels lists a china 'Gorge de Pigeon' as synonym of 'Sanguinea'.

Walter Branchi says Sanguinea has large, five-petalled flowers that are red shading to crimson as they mature...
The International Organization for Plant Information. does not list the name Rosa chinensis sanguinea

[Possibly identical to 'Sanguin' by Laffay.- see.]
 
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