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'Henri Martin' rose Description
'Henri Martin' rose photo
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Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
59 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Medium red Moss.
Registration name: Henri Martin
Origin:
Bred by Jean Laffay (France, before 1862).
Introduced in Australia by John J. Rule, Victoria Nursery in 1855 as 'Red Moss'.
Introduced in France by Portemer in 1862 as 'Henri Martin'.
Class:
Moss.  
Bloom:
Red.  Strong fragrance.  Average diameter 2.5".  Semi-double to double bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Arching.  

Height: 5' to 6' (150 to 185cm).  Width: 4' to 5' (120 to 150cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b and warmer.  Heat tolerant.  
Parentage:
Notes:
Named for the French historian Henri Martin (February 20, 1810 Saint-Quentin - December 14, 1883 Paris), who wrote a 13-volume "Histoire de France" in 1833-1836. Henri Martin was later also vice-president of the Union Franco-Américaine, which in 1875 proposed and had the Statue of Liberty built 1881-1886 as a present to the U.S.A.
 
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