'Commandant Cousteau' rose Description
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Dark red. Strong, fruity, rose fragrance. 24 to 34 petals. Average diameter 4". Large, very double, borne mostly solitary, cupped, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, bushy, compact, upright. Large, glossy, dark green foliage.
Height of 31" to 39" (80 to 100 cm). Width of 20" to 2' (50 to 60 cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .
European Union - Application No: 96/0560 on 22 Mar 1996
Breeder: Michel Adam
According to the site of l'Associazione Italiana della Rosa
parentage of this rose is 'Grand Huit' x MEItulandi.
Participated in the 1995 Monza Competition (Source: Website Roseto Niso Fumagalli).