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'Napoléon' rose Description
'Napoléon (china, Laffay 1835)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
15 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD-.  
ARS:
Pink blend.
Origin:
Bred by Jean Laffay (France, circa 1835).
Class:
China / Bengale.  
Bloom:
Light pink, crimson flecks.  Strong fragrance.  up to 45 petals.  Large, double (17-25 petals), cupped, expanded bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b through 10b.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  
Ploidy:
Triploid
Parentage:
Notes:
Napoléon was born on 15 August 1769 in Corsica. He was crowned Emperor on 18 May 1804 and died on 5 May 1821 on St. Helena.
 
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