'Sweet Anise Rose' Description
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Light yellow, darker center, ages to white . Moderate, anise fragrance. Medium to large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form. Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for cut flower, garden or landscape. Vigorous. benefits from winter protection in colder climates.
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'Narcisse' and 'Enfant de Lyon' are usually shown as synonyms, but they were probably originally two distinct roses. William Paul and the 1902 catalogue of l'Haÿ lists them separately. - see References. There was also an earlier 'Narcisse'.
Most probably 'Narcisse' was a noisette bred by Mansais in 1845, and 'Enfant de Lyon' a tea-noisette commercialized by Avoux & Crozy before 1853.