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'Félicité-Perpétue' rose Description
'Félicité-Perpétue' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Margaret Furness
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
73 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Sempervirens.
Registration name: Félicité-Perpétue
Exhibition name: Félicité-Perpétue
Origin:
Bred by Antoine A. Jacques (France, 1827).
Class:
Hybrid Sempervirens, Rambler.  
Bloom:
Light pink, ages to white .  Strong, musk fragrance.  Average diameter 1.5".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, button-eye, cupped-to-flat, expanded , globular, rosette bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, climbing, compact.  Small, glossy, medium green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of 15' to 20' (455 to 610 cm).  Width of 10' to 12' (305 to 365 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 10b.  Can be used for cut flower, garden, hanging basket or pillar.  Hardy.  very vigorous.  shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Resist the urge to prune this rose too heavily -- it doesn't like it!.  
Notes:
Parentage unsure, see References.
One of the Roses that "passed the test" in Longwood Garden's Ten-Year Rose Trials.

 
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