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'Blanche de Belgique' rose Description
'Blanche de Belgique' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Museo Giardino della Rosa Antica
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
27 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Alba.
Registration name: Blanche de Belgique
Origin:
Bred by Unknown Belgian breeder(s) (Belgium, before 1820).
Class:
Alba.  
Bloom:
White or white blend.  Strong fragrance.  Double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Height of 4' 11" to 7' (150 to 215 cm).  Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 3b through 9b.  Prune after flowering is finished.  
Notes:
The Swedish Rose Society recommends Blanche de Belgique for northern Sweden.


Pépinières Loubert's 2002 Catalogue says the breeder is unknown and provides a date of pre-1846.

 
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