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'Bella Donna' rose Description
'Bella Donna (damask, by 1840)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of bumblekim
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
19 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Light pink Damask.
Registration name: Bella Donna
Origin:
Bred by Unknown (circa 1840).
Class:
Damask.  
Bloom:
Light pink.  Strong fragrance.  Double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  
Parentage:
Notes:
Mike Lowe of Lowe's Roses says the flowers are lilac-pink with a golden eye and this rose blooms late for a Damask... he assigns it a date of 1845...
Possibly identical to the china 'Belladonna' - see.
 
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