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'Comte de Chambord' rose Description
'Comte de Chambord (portland, Robert & Moreau, pre 1858)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of zlesak
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
68 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Pink blend Portland.
Registration name: Comte de Chambord
Origin:
Bred by Robert and Moreau (France, before 1858).
Class:
Damask Perpetual, Portland.  
Bloom:
Pink blend.  Strong, damask fragrance.  up to 55 petals.  Average diameter 4.75".  Very large, very full (41+ petals), old-fashioned, quartered bloom form.  Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom.  
Habit:
Height of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).  Width of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b and warmer.  
Notes:
There is some confusion between this rose and 'Mme. Boll'. (See references under both varieties for more information.) 'Comte de Chambord' in gardens and commerce is 'Madame Boll'.


The Swedish Rose Society recommends Comte de Chambord for northern Sweden.


Sam Kedem says this rose blooms the best during cool weather.

 
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