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'Charles Albanel' rose Description
'Charles Albanel' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Kajsa Sjödin
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Average rating: GOOD-.  
ARS:
Medium red Hybrid Rugosa.
Registration name: Charles Albanel
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Felicitas Svejda (Canada, 1970).
Introduced by Agriculture Canada Ottawa in 1982.
Class:
Hybrid Rugosa.  Explorer Series Collection.  
Bloom:
Red, mauve shading, yellow stamens.  Mild to strong fragrance.  15 to 20 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Medium, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, spreading.  Light green foliage.  
Height of 1' to 4' (30 to 120 cm).  Width of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 2b and warmer.  Can be used for ground cover.  Very hardy.  produces decorative hips.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
In September 1998, the Montreal Botanical Garden (Le Jardin Botanique de Montreal) carried out a survey of its roses' resistance to blackspot, powdery mildew and rust. This is one of the outstanding varieties which showed a 0% to 5% infection rate. The data were taken on well-established roses.

Dr. Felicitas Svejda confirms the parentage to be 2 cycles of open pollination of 'Souvenir de Philemon Cochet'
 
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