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'Belle de Crécy' rose Description
'Belle de Crécy (Gallica, Roeser, 1836)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Moyesii's garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
75 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid China.
Registration name: Belle de Crécy
Origin:
Bred by Roeser (France, before 1836).
Introduced in France by Jean-Pierre Vibert in before 1837 as 'Belle de Crécy'.
Class:
Gallica / Provins, Hybrid China.  
Bloom:
Red, violet shading, ages to violet .  Strong fragrance.  100 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Medium to large, very full (41+ petals), button-eye, expanded bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Short, compact, sends out runners, upright.  
Height of 3' to 7' (90 to 215 cm).  Width of 3' to 39" (90 to 100 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9a.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  Prune after flowering is finished.  
Parentage:
Notes:
'Belle de Crécy' in commerce and gardens today is different than the early descriptions.
Some question about breeder (see References)
 
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