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'Améthyst' rose Description
'Améthyste (hybrid wichurana, Nonin, 1911)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Bueckers Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
13 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Multiflora.
Exhibition name: Améthyste
Origin:
Bred by Auguste Nonin & Fils (France, 1911).
Class:
Hybrid Multiflora, Rambler.  
Bloom:
Deep blue, purple shading.  Mild to strong fragrance.  10 to 20 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Small to medium, semi-double to double, in large clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Climbing.  
Height of 11½' to 12' (350 to 365 cm).  Width of 8' to 10' (245 to 305 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Prune after flowering is finished.  
Notes:
'Amethyste' in commerce is often 'Rose-Marie Viaud' (only bristles).
The Peter Beales Collection of Classic Roses 2000-2001 says 'Améthyst' is a Rambler with large clusters of violet-crimson flowers.
 
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