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'Great Western' rose Description
'Great Western (bourbon, Laffay 1838)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Patricia Routley
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
31 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid China.
Registration name: Great Western
Origin:
Bred by Jean Laffay (France, 1838).
Class:
Hybrid Bourbon, Hybrid China.  
Bloom:
Red to crimson, violet shading.  Strong fragrance.  Very large, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, globular bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Height of 5' to 8' (150 to 245 cm).  Width of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
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.
 
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