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'Plaisanterie' rose Description
'Plaisanterie (Hybrid Musk, Lens, 1996)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of quendery
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
48 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Pink blend Hybrid Musk.
Registration name: LENtrimera
Exhibition name: Plaisanterie
Origin:
Bred by Louis Lens (1924-2001) (Belgium, 1996).
Introduced in Belgium by Louis Lens N.V./Pépinières Louis Lens SA in 1996 as 'Plaisanterie'.
Class:
Hybrid Musk.  
Bloom:
Yellow and pink, lighter reverse, ages to rose-pink .  Mild fragrance.  5 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Small, single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Small buds.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles.  Medium, semi-glossy, reddish-purple foliage.  
Height of 6' to 10' (185 to 305 cm).  Width of 6' to 10' (185 to 305 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, garden, hedge, landscape or shrub.  Can be trained as a climber.  shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.  Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
Plaisanterie is the name given to this rose by its hybridizer. Even though it was registered with the ARS as International Registration Authority For Roses, Plaisanterie has been sold in the USA under another name.
Chromosome count courtesy of David Zlesak.
 
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