'Monstrueuse' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Museo Giardino della Rosa Antica
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Bred by Unknown
Discovered by Duhamel
(France, circa 1801).
Deep pink. Strong fragrance. Average diameter 3.25". Medium to large, very large, very double, full (26-40 petals) bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Bushy, spreading. Large, matte foliage. 5 to 7 leaflets.
Height of 39" to 6' 7" (100 to 200 cm). Width of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).
Trevor Griffiths, in A Celebration of Old Roses, says this rose may be 'Bullata'.
DNA analysis of plants in L'Hay has shown 'Bullata' to be closely related to 'Petite de Hollande' (which in commerce has been confused with 'Gros Pompon').- see References.