'Charles Lefèbvre' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Georges Francis, Jardin à l'aube
Dark red Hybrid Perpetual.
Registration name: Charles Lefèbvre
Crimson, purple shading. Strong fragrance. 70 petals. Average diameter 2.75". Medium, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped, scalloped bloom form. Occasional repeat later in the season.
Thornless (or almost), well-branched. Light green foliage.
Height of 4' to 10' (120 to 305 cm). Width of 4' (120 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Hardy. vigorous. can be trained as a climber. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to rust .
'Marguerite Brassac' and 'Paul Jamain' were declared synonyms of 'Charles Lefèbvre' in 1889 - see References. See also 'Marguerite Brassac' by Brassac.