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'Alice Hamilton' rose Description
'Alice Hamilton' rose photo
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HMF Ratings:
18 favorite votes.  
Red blend.
Bred by Gilbert Nabonnand (1828-1903) (France, 1903).
Introduced in Australia by Henry Sewell, Payneham Nurseries in 1905 as 'Alice Hamilton'.
China / Bengale.  
Crimson.  Mild to strong fragrance.  Medium-large, semi-double (9-16 petals) bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long buds.  
Glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 39" to 47" (100 to 120 cm).  
USDA zone 7b through 10b.  
Breeder's notes:
Alice Nabonnand (Nabonnand 1904). Fl. rouge cramoisi brillant veloute, reflet garance, tr. gr., demi-pl., gr. petales, bouton allonge, odor. Arb. tr. vig., tr. florif.
(Description from P.&C. Nabonnand's catalogue).

i.e. Bright Crimson red, shades of garance, very big, semi-double, big petals, elongated bud, scented, very vigourous bush, very floriferous.

Distributed by Paul and Clement Nabonnand in 1904. (G. Nabonnand died in 1903).
Different opinions on seed parent - see References.
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