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'Madame Violet' rose Description
'Madame Violet' rose photo
Photo courtesy of David Elliott
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
22 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Madame Violet
Origin:
Bred by Kikuo Teranishi (Japan, 1981).
Introduced in Japan by Itami Rose Nursery in 1985 as 'Madame Violet'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Mauve or purple blend.  Mild fragrance.  Average diameter 4".  Large, double (17-25 petals), high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Thornless (or almost).  
Height of 5' 7" to 6' 7" (170 to 200 cm).  
Growing:
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) .  
Patents:
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.
Notes:
http://item.rakuten.co.jp/baranoie/c/0000002332
Jerry Strahle of Carlton Rose Nurseries describes this rose as light lilac with a slight pink tint...
Variations in parentage, see References.