'Pompon Spong' rose Description
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Medium pink Centifolia.Registration name: Spong
Bred by Spong
(France, before 1789).
Centifolia, Gallica / Provins.
Violet and pink. Strong fragrance. Average diameter 1". Small, double (17-25 petals), cupped-to-flat bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Bushy, upright, well-branched.
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm). Width of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).
Sangerhausen lists a Centifolia called Pompon Spong (Spong ca. 1820) and they describe the color of the bloom as violet-pink. See Comments section for the differences.