'Victor Emmanuel' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Cà Berta
Bourbon, Hybrid Perpetual.
Purple, ages to violet . Medium, full (26-40 petals) bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
USDA zone 5b through 10b.
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Victor Emmanuel II, 1st king of Italy, was born on 14 March 1820 in Turin, Italy. He died 9 January 1878. Work on the National Monument to King Victor Emmanuel II was begun in 1885 by Giuseppe Sacconi. On 17 March 1861, he was proclaimed king of Italy.
Arena Roses 1999 Catalog presents a list of roses hybridized by the Guillot Family. This is one of the roses that is on that list.