'Russelliana' rose Description
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Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Multiflora.
Registration name: Russelliana
Climber, Hybrid Multiflora.
Violet-red to lilac, darker center, lighter edges. Strong fragrance. Medium, very double, flat bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Climbing. Fragrant foliage.
Height of 10' to 20' (305 to 610 cm). Width of up to 10' (up to 305 cm).
USDA zone 4a through 9b. Vigorous.
Parentage is uncertain, see References.
Mentioned in The American Rose Annual of 1926, p. 17... vivid purplish crimson and white...
A rose named 'Souvenir de la Bataille de Marengo' never existed, this seems to be an invention of Nancy Lindsay - see references.