"Chester Cemetery No. 2" rose Description
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Mauve or mauve blend Noisette.
Deep pink, carmine-pink center, ages to lavender . Bud deep pink. Bloom clear pink, fading to a pale pink or lavender hue.. Mild fragrance. 25 petals. Average diameter 2". Full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Armed with thorns / prickles.
Height of 4' to 8' (120 to 245 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for landscape. Prefers full sun. prefers warmer sites.
"Mrs. Woods' Lavender-Pink Noisette". Found in California, USA, by Doris Woods, circa 1985.
"Chester Cemetery No. 2". Found by Ruth Knopf in the Chester, South Carolina Cemetery.
Compare also the paler, semi-double "Chester Cemetery No. 1" listed separately.
May be the old nineteenth-century French cultivar 'La Marseillaise'. Refer references
Foliage: Finely serrated edges, pointed leaflets, terminal leaf equal in size. New growth reddish, mature foliage medium green.
Prickles: large prickles on all canes.
Bloom: 25 petals plus 7 petaloids.
Sepals: tiny foliations similar to 'Champneys' Pink Cluster'
Pedicel: few glands.