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'Dame de Coeur' rose Description
'Dame de Coeur' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Eugene V.
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
75 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Medium red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Dame de Coeur
Origin:
Bred by Louis Lens (1924-2001) (Belgium, 1958).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1962 as 'Dame de Coeur'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Cherry-red.  Strong fragrance.  up to 35 petals.  Average diameter 6".  Very large, full (26-40 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 35" to 47" (90 to 120 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  heat tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very mildew resistant.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Notes:
James Pius writes: As you can see, she is quite beautiful. The roses held on for a solid month and did not lose any petals (even when I cut the faded flowers off the tree, the petals never fell). The flowers only scorched/faded due to the intense heat (85 - 97F) in Toronto these past two weeks (July 2002). My neighbours absolutely love this rose and a few lectured me when I cut off the scorched blooms. People actually stop to take a closer look at this rose tree on their journey. It's so rewarding when you see parents lift their small children up to smell the rose. Fantastic!!! This rose tree is quite incredible. It survived the winter without any protection and look at the blooms this summer. No black spot, no mildew, amazing fragrance, long lasting huge blooms. It's my favourite to say the least. Each bud reminds me of the way lipstick red should be. I wish more nurseries carried it!!
 
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