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'Variegata di Bologna' rose Description
'Variegata di Bologna' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Le Jardin des Moraines (Arnold's)
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
54 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Red blend Bourbon.
Registration name: Variegata di Bologna
Origin:
Bred by Massimiliano Lodi (Italy, before 1909).
Introduced in Italy by Gaetano Bonfiglioli e figlio in 1909 as 'Variegata di Bologna'.
Class:
Bourbon.  
Bloom:
White, cherry-red stripes.  Strong fragrance.  up to 50 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, globular bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Habit:
Height of 6' to 10' (185 to 305 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 3b through 6a.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  
Notes:
The seed parent was an unnamed variety of Moscata. Refer 1909 reference.
'Variegata di Bologna's tendency to revert is certainly due to the fact that the pollen parent ('Pride of Reigate') was a sport of 'Comtesse d’Oxford'.
 
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