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'Empereur du Maroc' rose Description
'Empereur du Maroc' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Casa Rosa
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
39 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Dark red Hybrid Perpetual.
Registration name: Empereur du Maroc
Origin:
Bred by Bertrand Guinoisseau-Flon (France, 1858).
Introduced in Australia by George J. Smith, Royal Exotic Nursery in 1862 as 'Empereur du Maroc'.
Class:
Hybrid Perpetual.  
Bloom:
Dark red to dark purple, dark red shading.  Strong fragrance.  40 to 50 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Medium to large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, quartered, scalloped bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles.  

Height: 3' to 7' (90 to 215cm).  Width: up to 3' (up to 90cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b and warmer.  Plant in partial shade for best color.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot , susceptible to Mildew.  
Notes:
Member petera says that the rose circulating as 'Empereur du Maroc' in Australia appears to be the once-flowering, David Austin rose Chianti.
 
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