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'Childing Provence' rose Description
'Prolifera de Redouté' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Belmont
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
82 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium pink Centifolia.
Origin:
Bred by Unknown (before 1759).
Class:
Centifolia, Hybrid Gallica.  
Bloom:
Deep pink.  Strong fragrance.  Double (17-25 petals), globular, open bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, upright.  
Height of up to 6' (up to 185 cm).  Width of up to 5' (up to 150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  Prune after flowering is finished.  
Parentage:
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Notes:
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]]
 
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