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'Rose du Bengale' rose Description
'Slater's Crimson China' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Helen Ladler's Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
Belfield (Bermuda mystery rose)
Bengal Rose
Bengale Commun
"Bermuda Belfield"
China Rose
Chinese Monthly Rose
Crimson China Rose
Daily Rose
La Bengale
"Old Crimson China"
Red China
R. chinensis
Rosa chinensis Jacq.
R. chinensis semperflorens
Rosa chinensis var. chinensis
Rosa chinensis var. semperflorens Koehne
Rosa indica L.
R. semperflorens
Rosier à feuilles variables
Rosier de la Chine
Rosier des Indes (Redouté)
Rosier du Bengale
Semperflorens (china, 1790)
Slater's Crimson China

Also referenced as:  Rosa indica var. vulgaris Redouté & Thory synonym,  Rosa indica Thory synonym,  Rosa semperflorens Lindl. synonym,  Rosa sinensis Pers.,  Kut'h gtdab,  R. indica semperflorens,  Rosier de la Chine toujours fleuri,  Rosa asiatica Savi Synonym,  Rosa semperflorens W.M.Curtis synonym,  Rosa indica var. semperflorens Curtis synonym,  Rosa diversifolia Vent. synonym,  Rosa bengalensis Pers. synonym,  Rosa semperflorens var. diversifolia Vent. Hort.,  Rosa semperflorens Lindl. synonym,  R. diversifolia synonym,  Bengale pourpre semi-double,  Semi-double Purple China,  Ever-blowing Rose,  Rosa damascena Roxb. synonym,  Adnee gula,  Gulsurkh,  R. bengalensis
HMF Ratings:
199 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Medium red Species.
Registration name: Slater's Crimson China
Exhibition name: R. chinensis
Origin:
Bred by Unknown Chinese Breeder(s) (China, before 1789). Bred by Unknown (before 1829).
Discovered by Unknown (before 1759).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Gilbert Slater in 1789 as 'R. semperflorens'.
Class:
Bermuda Rose, China / Bengale, Species / Wild.  
Bloom:
Light pink to deep pink. [Red. [Crimson.]]  None / no fragrance.  Small to medium, medium, medium to large, semi-double (9-16 petals), semi-double to double, reflexed bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season, occasional repeat later in the season.  Glandular sepals buds.  
Habit:
Short, bushy.  Medium, large, glossy, light green, dark green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of 2' to 4' 11" (60 to 150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b through 10b.  Vigorous.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Parentage:
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Notes:
R. chinensis Jacq. Observ.bot 3:7, t.55 (1768).
The ancestor of all our repeat-blooming Modern Garden Roses.
L'Haÿ labels 'Rose du Bengale' as a Bourbon by Kerr (1879).

[Rosa chinensis var. semperflorens (W. M. Curtis) Koehne (1893)
The introduction date of ca. 1789 in "Hortus Kewensis" points to an importation on the "Triton" or "Carnatic". see Gilbert Slater. Currently, there are different roses in trade under this name.- see References.]
 
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