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'Countess Labarthe' rose Description
'Duchesse de Brabant' rose photo
Photo courtesy of jannorcal
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
113 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Light pink Tea.
Origin:
Bred by H.B. (or poss. H. Pierre) Bernède (France, 1857).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1911 as 'Comtesse de Labarthe'.
Class:
Tea.  Earth Kind ™.  
Bloom:
Rose-pink, yellow highlights, ages to lighter .  Strong, tea fragrance.  45 petals.  Large, very double, cupped, nodding or "weak neck" bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Spreading.  
Height of 3' to 8' (90 to 245 cm).  Width of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 11.  Can be used for specimen.  Vigorous.  shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Parentage:
Notes:
Augusta de Vendeuve Le Forestier (October 23, 1811 Vendeuve - February 6, 1893 St-Vaast-sur-Seulles), married on February 29, 1832, Louis Claude Gustave de Thomas de Labarthe (January 11, 1808 St-Vaast - October 24, 1879 St-Vaast), Count of Labarthe.
The name 'Duchesse de Brabant' seems to have been given by some nurseries for marketing in USA.


Pierre Guillot states that 'Comtesse de Labarthe' is a descendant of 'Caroline'.- see References.

Roosevelt's "pet" rose (see References for more information).
Despite statements in newer literature, 'Comtesse Ouwaroff' is not a synonym of 'Comtesse de Labarthe', but a similar rose.

Ploidy determined by David Zlesak (plant from Chamblee's Nursery).
 
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