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'Félicité Parmentier' rose Description
'Félicité Parmentier' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Il broletto di Monica
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
 
HMF Ratings:
111 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Light pink Alba.
Registration name: Félicité Parmentier
Exhibition name: Félicité Parmentier
Origin:
Bred by Louis-Joseph-Ghislain Parmentier (Belgium, before 1836).
Class:
Alba.  
Bloom:
Light pink, white edges, ages to cream .  Strong fragrance.  up to 120 petals.  Average diameter 2.5".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), quartered, reflexed bloom form.  Prolific, once-blooming spring or summer.  Long sepals buds.  
Habit:
Medium, compact, upright.  Grey-green foliage.  

Height: 4' to 5' (120 to 150cm).  Width: up to 3' (up to 90cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Can be used for cut flower, garden, hedge or pillar.  Vigorous.  shade tolerant.  Prune after flowering is finished.  Prune lightly until this rose gets established (about two years), then prune it back by about a third..  This rose blooms on old wood.  
Patents:
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Parentage:
Notes:
Tests in Sangerhausen established the ploidy of 'Félicité Parmentier' as tetraploid, indicating that it is very probably an Alba-Hybrid.
 
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