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'Alexandre Laquement' rose Description
'Alexandre Laquement' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Waldgarten
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
 
HMF Ratings:
19 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend.
Registration name: Alexandre Laquement
Origin:
Bred by Unknown (before 1873).
Introduced in Belgium by Louis van Houtte in 1873 as 'Alexandre Laquement'.
Class:
Gallica / Provins.  
Bloom:
Pink, purple shading.  Strong fragrance.  Average diameter 2".  Medium, double (17-25 petals), in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Height of 3' to 4' 11" (90 to 150 cm).  Width of 3' to 42" (90 to 105 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 8b.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew.  
Parentage:
Notes:
Some difference of opinion about breeder and date of introduction, see References. Pépinières Loubert, for instance, cites provenance of this rose as France pre-1885.
 
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