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'Royale pourpre' rose Description
'Rivers' George IV' rose photo
Photo courtesy of jedmar
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
32 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Dark red Hybrid China.
Registration name: Rivers' George IV
Origin:
Bred by Thomas Rivers & Son Ltd. (United Kingdom, circa 1817).
Class:
Hybrid China.  
Bloom:
Dark purple to violet-red, red center, crimson reverse.  Mild fragrance.  Average diameter 2.5".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), cupped, expanded , globular bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Thornless (or almost).  Glossy, dark green foliage.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Parentage:
Notes:
George IV of England was born 12 August 1762 and died 26 June 1830.


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