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'Charles Lefèbvre' rose Description
'Charles Lefèbvre' rose photo
Photo courtesy of billy teabag
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
29 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Dark red Hybrid Perpetual.
Registration name: Charles Lefèbvre
Origin:
Bred by François Lacharme (France, 1861).
Class:
Hybrid Perpetual.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Thornless (or almost), well-branched.  Light green foliage.  
Height of 4' to 10' (120 to 305 cm).  Width of 4' (120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Hardy.  vigorous.  can be trained as a climber.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to rust .  
Notes:
'Marguerite Brassac' and 'Paul Jamain' were declared synonyms of 'Charles Lefèbvre' in 1889 - see References. See also 'Marguerite Brassac' by Brassac.
 
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