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'Brune superbe' rose Description
'Louis XVI (gallica)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Arina Tcherem's Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
33 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Dark red.
Origin:
Bred by Unknown (before 1810). Bred by Auguste Miellez (France, 1824).
Class:
Gallica / Provins.  
Bloom:
Dark red and purple.  Strong fragrance.  Average diameter 4".  Medium, double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  Glandular sepals, rounded buds.  
Habit:
Medium.  
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 8b.  Prune after flowering is finished.  This rose blooms on old wood.  
Parentage:
Notes:
Noisette lists 'Achille' and 'Louis XVI' separately. Hardy states that 'Achille' was bred in 1824 or 1825.
Louis XVI, King of France. Born at Versailles 23 August 1754. Guillotined 21 January 1793.
 
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