'Souvenir de Philémon Cochet' rose Description
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White, near white or white blend Hybrid Rugosa.
Registration name: Souvenir de Philémon Cochet
White, light pink center. Strong fragrance. Average diameter 4.5". Large, full (26-40 petals) bloom form. Occasional repeat later in the season.
Spreading. Wrinkled (rugose) foliage.
Height of up to 5' (up to 150 cm). Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
USDA zone 4b through 8b. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
Some sources say it does, some say it does not set hips.
Originally given as a seedling of 'Blanc Double de Coubert', this rose became a sport of 'Blanc Double de Coubert' in the 1890s (Modern Roses 10).
See References for origin and parentage of this rose.