'La Follette' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Maurizio Usai
Medium pink Hybrid Gigantea.
Exhibition name: La Follette
Salmon-pink. Strong fragrance. Average diameter 3.5". Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form. Moderate, once-blooming spring or summer.
Tall, climbing. Large, semi-glossy, light green foliage.
Height of up to 20' (up to 610 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Very vigorous. prefers warmer sites. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
See the Ezine article
by William Grant explaining that the earliest name assigned to this rose is 'Follette.'Folette.
is the original name in Paul Nabonnand's catalog (1920). see References