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"Pulich Children" rose Description
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Photo courtesy of Jeri Jennings
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
4 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Hybrid Perpetual.
Class:
Hybrid Perpetual.  
Bloom:
Dark purple, ages darker.  Medium, very double, in small clusters bloom form.  Moderate, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Large, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Growing:
Can be grown as a shrub.  plant in partial shade for best color.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew, susceptible to rust .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Prune lightly until this rose gets established (about two years), then prune it back by about a third..  Remove spent blooms only.  
Parentage:
If you know the parentage of this rose, or other details, please contact us.
Notes:
Possibly 'Souvenir du Docteur Jamain'.
or 'Monsieur Boncenne'.
or 'Baron de Bonstetten'. Refer comments.

Found by Liz Hall, Kathryn MacKenzie, Jill Perry in a Gold-Rush-Era cemetery off Calif. Hwy 49 in the "Gold Rush Country."
Collected and propagated by Liz Hall and Kathryn MacKenzie, for the Historic Old Sacramento City Cemetery. Grows in the Historic Rose Garden, Old Sacramento City Cemetery, and in the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden.
Study Name commemorates the two young Pulich boys, on whose burial plot the rose was discovered.
Not in commerce. May occasionally be available from either of the above gardens.
Good disease resistance in both gardens. Some rust and occasional mildew in a coastal climate. Needs good air circulation. Color may be best when the rose gets some afternoon shade in hot weather. Jeri Jennings 2012
 
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