'Great Western' rose Description
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Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid China.
Registration name: Great Western
Hybrid Bourbon, Hybrid China.
Red to crimson, violet shading. Strong fragrance. Very large, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, globular bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Height of 5' to 8' (150 to 245 cm). Width of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b.
Mike Lowe gives this rose a date of 1840 and classes it as a China...
Raised by Monsieur Laffay from Celine per one of the REFERENCES.