'Rose de Mai' rose Description
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Pink. Strong fragrance. Large, double (17-25 petals) bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer. Ovoid buds.
Upright. 5 to 7 leaflets.
Height of 3' to 6' (90 to 185 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).
Rose de MaiRoseline 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.