'Paula Vapelle' rose Description
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White, green undertones. Strong, damask, lemon, tangerine, wild rose fragrance. Average diameter 3.25". Medium-large, double (17-25 petals), very double, flat to cupped, old-fashioned, quartered bloom form. Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom, occasional repeat later in the season.
Height of 39" to 6' 7" (100 to 200 cm). Width of 39" to 6' 7" (100 to 200 cm).
USDA zone 2b through 8b. Very hardy. very vigorous. can be grown as a shrub. heat tolerant. shade tolerant. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant. Do not dead head. Do not prune. Do not spray. Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy.
Stanwell Perpetual not often produces seeds. Here it was naturally pollinated by a natural dwarf form of R. pimpinellifolia collected in Péninsule de Quiberon, Bretagne, France and planted close to it.
The pollen parent is probably a dwarf R. pimpinellifolia originating from the Quiberon peninsula in the Bretagne.