'Alfred de Dalmas' rose Description
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Bred by Jean Laffay
Introduced in France by Portemer
in 1855 as 'Alfred de Dalmas'.
Pink, light pink edges. Purplish pink reverse. Moderate fragrance. 20 to 40 petals. Average diameter 3.25". Medium, very double, cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form. Occasional repeat later in the season. Mossed buds.
Armed with thorns / prickles. 7 leaflets.
Height of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm). Width of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for cut flower or garden. Heat tolerant. shade tolerant.
'Alfred de Dalmas' and 'Mousseline' are erroneously termed as synonyms. Most 'Alfred de Dalmas' in commerce are actually 'Mousseline' by Moreau & Robert.- see.