'Hebe's Lip' rose Description
Photo courtesy of The Old Lady of Old Roses
White, near white or white blend.
Registration name: Hebe's Lip (Damask, Lee, before 1846)
Damask, Gallica / Provins, Hybrid China, Hybrid Noisette, Hybrid Rubiginosa.
White or white blend, cherry-red edges, pink undertones. Strong fragrance. 10 petals. Medium to large, semi-double (9-16 petals), in small clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Armed with thorns / prickles. Dark green foliage.
Height: up to 4' (up to 120cm). Width: up to 4' (up to 120cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for beds and borders, container rose or garden. Vigorous. produces decorative hips. Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood.. Prune after flowering is finished.
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
See also Rosa canina emarginata
The synonmy 'Emmeline' = 'Madeline' is incorrect, according to the "Annales de flore et pomone", 'Madeline' is 'Emmeline à fleurs pleine', i.e. Emmeline with full blooms, contrary to the original 'Emmeline', which had semi-double blooms. 'Margin Hip' vs. 'Double Margined Hip' suggests the same.