'Arthur de Sansal' rose Description
Photo courtesy of davoust
53 favorite votes.
Mauve or mauve blend Portland.
Registration name: Arthur de Sansal
Damask Perpetual, Hybrid Perpetual, Portland.
Dark purple, purple shading, red highlights. Strong fragrance. Medium, full (26-40 petals) bloom form. Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom.
Height: 3' to 4' (90 to 120cm). Width: 3' to 4' (90 to 120cm).
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Robert Arthur Sanson de Sansal (December 24, 1820 Paris - June 19, 1874 Dammarie les Lys or Féricy), amateur rose breeder, brother of Colonel de Sansal (see). Arthur de Sansal married on March 30, 1848 Caroline-Francine Desprez (November 7, 1819 Maisons-Alfort - November 22, 1917 Paris), the daughter of breeder Jean Desprez.
Mike Lowe says this rose is a Damask Perpetual...
Pépinières Loubert also credits this rose to Cochet.