'Lemesle' rose Description
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China / Bengale, Hybrid Bourbon, Tea.
Pink, carmine-pink reverse, silver(y) edges, red veining, ages to red . Bright Rose. Tea fragrance. Medium to large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, expanded bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Well-branched. Blue-green foliage.
Height of 3' to 7' (90 to 215 cm). Width of 3' to 6' (90 to 185 cm).
USDA zone 7b through 10b. Can be used for cut flower or garden.
Hybrid bourbons are robust, climbing, once-blooming roses with rather old fashioned-looking, grey-tinted foliage. The blooms generally resemble their provence forbears.