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'Souvenir de Philémon Cochet' rose Description
'Souvenir de Philémon Cochet' rose photo
Photo courtesy of The Old Rosarian
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
29 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Rugosa.
Registration name: Souvenir de Philémon Cochet
Origin:
Bred by Philémon Cochet (before 1899).
Introduced in France by Charles Pierre Marie Cochet-Cochet in 1899 as 'Souvenir de Philémon Cochet'.
Class:
Hybrid Rugosa.  
Bloom:
White, light pink center.  Strong fragrance.  Average diameter 4.5".  Large, full (26-40 petals) bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Habit:
Spreading.  Wrinkled (rugose) foliage.  
Height of up to 5' (up to 150 cm).  Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 8b.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
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.
 
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