'Charles Albanel' rose Description
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Medium red Hybrid Rugosa.
Registration name: Charles Albanel
Hybrid Rugosa. Explorer Series Collection.
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.
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).
USDA zone 2b and warmer. Can be used for ground cover. Very hardy. produces decorative hips. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
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'