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'Reine Blanche' rose Description
'Hebe's Lip (Damask, Lee, before 1846)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Alf E. Andresen
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
76 favorite votes.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend.
Registration name: Hebe's Lip
Origin:
Bred by Lee (UK) (United Kingdom, before 1829).
Introduced in United Kingdom by William Paul & Son in 1912 as 'Hebe's Lip'.
Class:
Damask, Gallica / Provins, Hybrid Canina, Hybrid China, Hybrid Eglanteria, Hybrid Noisette, Hybrid Rubiginosa.  
Bloom:
White or white blend, cherry-red edges, pink undertones.  Strong fragrance.  10 petals.  Medium to large, semi-double (9-16 petals), in small clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles.  Dark green foliage.  
Height of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).  Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose or garden.  Vigorous.  produces decorative hips.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  Prune after flowering is finished.  
Notes:
Sets hips.

The synonmy 'Emmeline' = 'Madeline' is incorrect, according to the "Annales de flore et pomone", 'Madeline' is 'Emmeline à fleurs pleine', i.e. Emmeline with full blooms, contrary to the original 'Emmeline', which had semi-double blooms. 'Margin Hip' vs. 'Double Margined Hip' suggests the same.
 
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