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'Pompon Spong' rose Description
'Pompon Spong (Sangerhausen)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of À Dieu mon jardin
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
19 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium pink Centifolia.
Registration name: Spong
Origin:
Bred by Spong (France, before 1789).
Class:
Centifolia, Gallica / Provins.  
Bloom:
Violet and pink.  Strong fragrance.  Average diameter 1".  Small, double (17-25 petals), cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Bushy, upright, well-branched.  
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).  Width of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  
Parentage:
Notes:
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.
 
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