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'Reine des Francais' rose Description
'La Reine' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Courtaud
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
89 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Medium pink Hybrid Perpetual.
Registration name: La Reine
Origin:
Bred by Jean Laffay (France, 1842).
Class:
Bourbon, Hybrid Perpetual.  
Bloom:
Rose-pink.  Strong fragrance.  78 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Thornless (or almost).  
Height of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).  Width of 4' (120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  
Notes:
See References for more information.
Sam Kedem says this rose's flower longevity is exceptional.
Rolland's 'Reine du Midi' is treated as a synonym of 'La Reine' based on several authors.
 
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