'Childing Provence' rose Description
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Centifolia, Hybrid Gallica.
Deep pink. Strong fragrance. Double (17-25 petals), globular, open bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Armed with thorns / prickles, upright.
Height of up to 6' (up to 185 cm). Width of up to 5' (up to 150 cm).
USDA zone 4b through 9b. Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood.. Prune after flowering is finished.
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Source: L'Haÿ-les-roses Label
The original rose had up to a dozen bud proliferations in the bloom.
A hybrid centifolia. See also the gallica and china 'Mère Gigogne'.
[According to the "Universal Etymological English Dictionary" of Nathan Bailey (1737):]
Childing (among Botanists) is a Term used of Plants, when the Offspring exceeds the Number of the Kind, as Childing Daisies.
Also: "Childing is an old term in botany, when a small flower grows out of a large one" (1813) [= Proliferation]]