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'R. soulieana' rose Description
'<i>Rosa soulieana</i> Crépin' rose photo
Photo courtesy of jedmar
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
28 favorite votes.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Species.
Exhibition name: R. soulieana
Origin:
Discovered by Father Jean André Soulié (before 1895).
Class:
Species / Wild.  
Bloom:
White, yellow stamens.  Yellowish buds open creamy white.  Strong, cinnamon fragrance.  5 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Tall, arching, armed with thorns / prickles.  Matte, light green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of 6½' to 13' (200 to 395 cm).  Width of 6' (185 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Very vigorous.  produces decorative hips.  Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy.  Prune dead wood.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Parentage:
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Notes:
Foliage has a distinct greyish cast in some seedlings; prickles on new growth are beige or white; hips are quite small and round. Leaflets are oval and the tip is rounded, not pointed. See illustration from Flora of China, available online and References for more information.
 
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