'Rosier Luisant' rose Description
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Pink. Strong fragrance. Average diameter 2". Once-blooming spring or summer.
Armed with thorns / prickles. 7 to 9 leaflets.
Height of 5' to 7' (150 to 215 cm). Width of 3' (90 cm).
USDA zone 5b and warmer. Produces decorative hips.
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USDA GRIN and the Missouri Botanical Garden both recognize the name Rosa virginiana Mill. R. lucida
Ehrh. (1789) is a synonym.
Lloyd Brace at The Roseraie at Bayfields says this rose has pale pink, single blooms. Its foliage turns red in the fall and it sets bright red shiny hips.
The fully double variety in horticulture is known as Rosa virginiana var. plena hort. ex Rehder. See References.