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'Rose de Mai' rose Description
'Rose de Mai' rose photo
Photo courtesy of À Dieu mon jardin
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
3 favorite votes.  
Origin:
Bred by Unknown (before 1861).
Class:
Centifolia.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Strong fragrance.  Large, double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  Ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Upright.  5 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of 3' to 6' (90 to 185 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Notes:
Rose de Mai

Roseline Giorgis states that this centifolia was selected by Nabonnand in 1876 for the perfumer Léon Chiris (December 13, 1839 Grasse - January 16, 1900 Paris) of Grasse, after a scourge decimated the roses of Grasse.
 
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