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"Serratipetala rose Description
Photo courtesy of Susan's New Zealand Rose Garden
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Pink blend.
Bred by Antoine A. Jacques (France, 1831).
Discovered by Vilfroy (France, 1912).
Found Rose, China / Bengale, Hybrid China.  
Crimson, deep pink center, ages to darker .  Mild fragrance.  Average diameter 2".  Small to medium, semi-double to double, borne mostly solitary, in small clusters bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Spreading, thornless (or almost).  Dark green foliage.  3 to 5 leaflets.  
Height of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm).  Width of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 10b.  
'Oeillet de St Arquey' is a found rose which is probably identical to 'Fimbriata' (' à pétales frangés) by Jacques (1831), and not to Prevost's Rosa serratipetala (1818) (see).
Recent genetic analysis has shown that "Serratipetala" in commerce is a sport of 'Cramoisi Superieur'. - see References.
Compare also with 'Bella di Monza'.

Ida Sharp of Rose Hill Garden says this rose was found in France in 1912. It is a unique specimen plant bearing tiny red flowers edged in pink. The blooms are serrated on the edges...
Walter Branchi says Serratipetala has brilliant dark red flowers with a pink center... synonyms for this rose are "Fimbriata à Pétales Frangés", "Rose Oeillet de Saint-Arquey", "Oeillet de Saint-Arquey"...
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