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'Bishop Rose' Description
'L'Evêque' rose photo
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Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
216 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Centifolia.
Registration name: The Bishop
Origin:
Bred by Unknown (before 1790). Bred by Jacques-Louis Descemet (France, before 1815).
Class:
Centifolia, Gallica / Provins.  
Bloom:
Mauve or purple blend.  Strong fragrance.  Average diameter 2".  Large, very double, flat, rosette bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Height of 39" to 5' 11" (100 to 180 cm).  Width of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Drought resistant.  shade tolerant.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  Prune after flowering is finished.  
Parentage:
Notes:
Some sources list it as a Centifolia, some as a Gallica. (See References). Probably a number of different, but similar roses. 'Pourpre belle violette' and 'Manteau pourpre' were similar, but less full roses.
 
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