'Bengal Crimson' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Maurizio Usai
China / Bengale, Species / Wild.
Dark red. [Crimson, purple shading.] [Crimson.]. Mild fragrance. 5 petals. Average diameter 2.5". Small, very double, globular bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 5' (150 cm). Width of 4' (120 cm).
USDA zone 7b through 10b.
The original 'Sanguinea' was double. Refer early references
Nickels lists a china 'Gorge de Pigeon' as synonym of 'Sanguinea'.
Walter Branchi says Sanguinea has large, five-petalled flowers that are red shading to crimson as they mature...
The International Organization for Plant Information. does not list the name Rosa chinensis sanguinea
[Possibly identical to 'Sanguin' by Laffay.- see.]