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'Ipsilanté' rose Description
'Ypsilante' rose photo
Photo courtesy of J & K
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
61 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend.
Registration name: Ipsilanté
Origin:
Bred by Jean-Pierre Vibert (France, 1821).
Class:
Gallica / Provins.  
Bloom:
Light purple to light pink, lilac edges.  Purple-pink when expanding.  Strong fragrance.  Large, full (26-40 petals), in small clusters, button-eye, flat, quartered bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  Small, glandular sepals, rounded buds.  
Habit:
Medium, upright.  Light green foliage.  
Height of 39" to 5' (100 to 150 cm).  Width of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 8b.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  Prune after flowering is finished.  
Parentage:
Notes:
Mike Lowe of Lowe's Roses says the flowers are soft mauve-pink with paler outer petals, large, double, and swirled into irregular quarters... also, this rose flowers later than most other Gallicas...
 
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