'Madame Violet' rose Description
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Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Madame Violet
Mauve or purple blend. Mild fragrance. Average diameter 4". Large, double (17-25 petals), high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Thornless (or almost).
Height of 5' 7" to 6' 7" (170 to 200 cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .
United States - Patent No: PP 6,315 on 4 Oct 1988 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 06/928,895 on 10 Nov 1986
Abstract: A vigorous rose plant of the hybrid tea class obtained as a seedling from a seed parent entitled "Lady X" and a pollen parent entitled "Sterling Silver" provide abundant long-lasting delicate violet blooms which maintain their true color from bud through leaf drop, on a continuous basis when grown in a greenhouse.
Jerry Strahle of Carlton Rose Nurseries describes this rose as light lilac with a slight pink tint...
Variations in parentage, see References.