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'Madame Legras de St. Germain' rose Description
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HMF Ratings:
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Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Alba.
Registration name: Madame Legras de St. Germain
Origin:
Bred by Unknown (before 1848).
Class:
Alba.  
Bloom:
White, lemon-yellow undertones.  Strong, citrus fragrance.  Large, full (26-40 petals) bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Thornless (or almost).  
Height of 6' to 15' (185 to 455 cm).  Width of 6' to 7' (185 to 215 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 3b through 9b.  Prune after flowering is finished.  Prune lightly until this rose gets established (about two years), then prune it back by about a third..  This rose blooms on old wood.  
Parentage:
Notes:
Parentage uncertain, please see References.
Legras-de-St-Germain, author of "L'Art de trouver des Trésors réels dans les campagnes....avec un Plan d'une nouvelle Administartion des Bois et Forêts communaux, etc.", published in Brussels 1811.
 
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