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'Rose du Bengale' rose Description
'<i>Rosa chinensis</i> Jacq.' rose photo
Photo courtesy of A Rose Man
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
200 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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