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'Rose d'Amour' rose Description
'Rose d'Amour (species, 1768)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of The Old Lady of Old Roses
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
49 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Deep pink Misc. Old Garden Rose.
Class:
Species / Wild.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Lilac-pink.  Moderate fragrance.  Small to medium, semi-double to double, cluster-flowered bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  Long sepals, decorative buds.  
Habit:
Suckers on its own roots.  Glossy, dark green, attractive fall color foliage.  3 to 9 leaflets.  
Height of 4' 11" to 9' 10" (150 to 300 cm).  Width of up to 6' 7" (up to 200 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 2b through 8b.  Very hardy.  produces decorative hips.  
Ploidy:
Triploid
Parentage:
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Notes:
Rosa rapa Bosc (1821) and Rosa rapa staxon semipleno Thory (1819).
Wilson Lynes reclassifies Rosa rapa Bosc as Rosa carolina var. plena, the same as The Golly Rose. See References.
Modern Roses divides this rose into two distinct varieties, while HMF combines them as one. In Modern Roses, both are classified as deep pink Misc. OGR:
1. Turneps includes R. fraxinifolia Dum. Cours., R. x rapa Lindley, and Turgida. Before 1770.
2. 'Rose d'Amour' includes R. rapa Bosc, R. virginiana plena Rehder, and St. Mark's Rose. Cultivated in Europe since 1768.

According to Graham Thomas, 'Rose d'Orsay' can be distinguished from 'Rose d'Amour' by the pair of prickles it always has under each leaf.
 
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