'Président de Sèze' rose Description
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Registration name: Président de Sèze
Pink, violet shading, lighter edges. Outer petals shaded lilac. Moderate fragrance. Large, very double, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, expanded , quartered bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Arching, armed with thorns / prickles. Medium, light green foliage. 5 leaflets.
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm). Width of 3' (90 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Disease susceptibility: very blackspot resistant.. Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood.. Prune after flowering is finished.
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Raymond de Sèze (September 26, 1748 Bordeaux - May 2, 1828 Paris), French lawyer, defended King Louis XVI during the French Revolution, elected President of the Court of Cassation in 1815, Member of the Académie française in 1816 and named Count de Sèze in 1817.
Because of the confusion surrounding 'Président de Sèze' and 'Jenny Duval', we had put references to both under the same listing, and figured we'd leave it to intrepid rose sleuths to sort it all out for themselves. There now seems to be no doubt that they are two different roses, so we are in the process of assigning References
to the appropriate rose. Please refer to the pages of both roses for more information.
For what it's worth, The Peter Beales Collection of Classic Roses 2000-2001 says 'Président de Sèze' and 'Jenny Duval' are synonymous and they offer this rose as 'Président de Sèze'...
'Madame Hébert' as a synonym for 'Président de Séze' is historically incorrect, and is based on a recent misunderstanding of the name of the breeder as that of the rose.