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'Hippolyte' rose Description
'Hippolyte (gallica, Parmentier, pre 1842)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Gascogne
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
43 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Gallica.
Registration name: Hippolyte
Exhibition name: Hippolyte
Origin:
Bred by Louis-Joseph-Ghislain Parmentier (Belgium, before 1842).
Class:
Gallica / Provins.  
Bloom:
Carmine-red, violet shading, white undertones.  Mild fragrance.  Medium, full (26-40 petals), in small clusters, button-eye, quartered bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Thornless (or almost).  Light green foliage.  
Height of 4' to 6½' (120 to 200 cm).  Width of 4' to 8' (120 to 245 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 8b.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  Prune after flowering is finished.  
Parentage:
Notes:
Possibly some confusion with the bourbon 'Hippolyte Jamain' by Pradel. 'Hippolyte (Jamain)' as sold by Loubert is prickly and has strong fragrance.


Mike Lowe of Lowe's Roses describes the flowers of this rose as deep, velvety violet, some white in the center, button-eyed, medium, double and quartered...


The Swedish Rose Society recommends Hippolyte for northern Sweden.

 
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