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'Rose de Bourbon à fleur pleine' rose Description
'Rose Edouard' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Patricia Routley
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
83 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium pink Bourbon.
Origin:
Bred by Unknown (before 1819).
Introduced in France by Neumann in 1824 as 'Rose Edouard'.
Class:
Bourbon.  
Bloom:
Light pink.  Strong fragrance.  Medium to large, semi-double to double, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 6' 7" (200 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  
Notes:
Perhaps the first Bourbon...The rose cultivated in India as R. borboniana is actually 'Rose Edouard'.

[This rose was called 'Bengale Neuman' after its introducer by Péan, 'Rose de l'Ile de France' by Dubreuil, 'Rose de Bourbon à fleurs pleines' by Prévost and 'Bengale Dubreuil' by Vibert.
Boitard says it was grown from seed sent to Hardy in 1822, and later introduced as a plant by Neuman.]
 
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