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'La Follette' rose Description
'Follette' rose photo
Photo courtesy of AnitaSacramento
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
51 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium pink Hybrid Gigantea.
Exhibition name: La Follette
Origin:
Bred by Jesse Busby (France, circa 1910).
Class:
Hybrid Gigantea.  
Bloom:
Salmon-pink.  Strong fragrance.  Average diameter 3.5".  Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form.  Moderate, once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Tall, climbing.  Large, semi-glossy, light green foliage.  
Height of up to 20' (up to 610 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Very vigorous.  prefers warmer sites.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
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.
 
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