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'Gén. Jacqueminot' rose Description
'Jack Rose' rose photo
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Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
63 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Red blend Hybrid Perpetual.
Registration name: Général Jacqueminot
Origin:
Bred by Roussel/Rousselet (France, 1853).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1911 as 'Général Jacqueminot'.
Class:
Hybrid Perpetual.  
Bloom:
Red to deep pink.  Strong fragrance.  24 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, very double, globular, high-centered, nodding or "weak neck" bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, bushy.  Dark green foliage.  
Height of 39" to 7' (100 to 215 cm).  Width of up to 6' (up to 185 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Plant in partial shade for best color.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew, susceptible to rust .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
For clarification of parentage, see References.
'Triomphe d'Amiens', 'La Brillante', 'Richard Smith', 'Mrs. Cleveland' are not synonyms in the modern sense of 'Général Jacqueminot', but distinct roses. They were deemed synonyms in the 1880s along with a number of others, as they were considered quite similar, and not worthy of separate listing and propagation.

Sam Kedem says this rose is almost thornless. Other people say it's definitely not thornless. These distinctions might be due to the "synonym" decision in the 1880s.
 
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