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'Russelliana' rose Description
'Russelliana (hybrid multiflora, Unknown pre - 1826)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of helleborose
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
67 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Multiflora.
Registration name: Russelliana
Origin:
Bred by Unknown (before 1826).
Class:
Climber, Hybrid Multiflora.  
Bloom:
Violet-red to lilac, darker center, lighter edges.  Strong fragrance.  Medium, very double, flat bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Climbing.  Fragrant foliage.  
Height of 10' to 20' (305 to 610 cm).  Width of up to 10' (up to 305 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4a through 9b.  Vigorous.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
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.
 
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