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'Sombreuil' rose Description
'Sombreuil (LCl, Unknown circa 1880)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Eric H.
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
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Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Large-Flowered Climber.
Registration name: Sombreuil
Exhibition name: Sombreuil
Origin:
Bred by Unknown (circa 1940).
Introduced in United States by Wyant (Melvin E. Wyant, Rose Specialist) in 1959 as 'Colonial White'.
Class:
Large-Flowered Climber.  
Bloom:
Cream to white.  Moderate fragrance.  60 petals.  Large, very full (41+ petals), flat, old-fashioned, rosette bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Climbing.  
Height of 8' to 13' (245 to 395 cm).  Width of up to 5' (up to 150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Drought resistant.  shade tolerant.  
Notes:
Sombreuil sold in the US is not the same as Mlle. de Sombreuil.

Colonial White which was introduced in the US by Wyant in 1959 was in reality Sombreuil. The ARS determined that the name Colonial White should no longer be used. Roses obtained under that name shall be shown as Sombreuil.

See REFERENCES for change of classification and breeding date as of November, 2006

Possible Wichurana in its background.

See Vintage Gardens Book of the Rose for the true Mademoiselle de Sombreuil, a Tea.
 
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