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'Souvenir de Alphonse Lavallee' rose Description
'Souvenir d'Alphonse Lavallée' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Niels Plougmann
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
44 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Dark red Hybrid Perpetual.
Origin:
Bred by Charles-Félix Verdier (1821-1893) (France, 1884).
Class:
Hybrid Perpetual.  
Bloom:
Dark red. [Dark red, crimson shading.]  Maroon.  Strong fragrance.  Average diameter 3.25".  Small to medium, medium to large, very double, very full (41+ petals), cupped, scalloped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Thornless (or almost).  Dark green foliage.  
Height of 6' to 8' (185 to 245 cm).  Width of 6' to 7' (185 to 215 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Parentage:
Notes:
The rose sold today as 'Souvenir d'Alphonse Lavallée' may, in fact, be 'Souvenir du Docteur Jamain' or 'Erinnerung an Brod'. See References for more information.

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Vintage Gardens Book of Roses notes that this rose may be identical to Empereur de Maroc.
 
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