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'Centifolia Nana' rose Description
'Rouletii' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Simon Voorwinde
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
77 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD.  
ARS:
Red blend Miniature.
Exhibition name: Rouletii
Origin:
Bred by Unknown Chinese Breeder(s) (China, before 1801).
Discovered by Colonel Roulet (Switzerland, circa 1917).
Introduced in Switzerland by Henry Correvon in 1920 as 'Rouletii'.
Class:
China / Bengale, Lawranceana, Miniature.  
Bloom:
Carmine-pink, ages to light pink .  Flowers white, pink or red.  Mild fragrance.  Average diameter 1.5".  Small, very full (41+ petals), flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Small foliage.  
Height of 2' (60 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b through 10b.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Parentage:
Notes:
See References for speculation about parentage, including that 'Rouletii' is a sport of 'Pumila' and distinctions between the two. Recent genetic analysis has shown that 'Rouletii' is genetically identical to 'Old Blush', i.e. it is a direct or indirect sport of 'Old Blush'.- see References.
 
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