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'Léontine Gervais' rose Description
'Léontine Gervais' rose photo
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Apricot or apricot blend Hybrid Wichurana.
Registration name: Léontine Gervais
Bred by Barbier Frères & Compagnie (France, 1903).
Introduced in France by Barbiers Frères & Co. in 1904 as 'Léontine Gervais'.
Hybrid Wichurana.  
Orange-red and salmon-pink, darker reverse, ages to cream .  Strong, musk, sweet fragrance.  Average diameter 2".  Medium, semi-double to double, borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, flat bloom form.  Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom.  
Climbing.  Dark green foliage.  

Height: 10' to 25' (305 to 760cm).  Width: 10' (305cm).
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Very vigorous.  shade tolerant.  Prune after flowering is finished.  
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
See also 'Auguste Gervais'. Often confused with 'François Juranville' in commerce - see References. The blooms of 'Léontine Gervais' are around 5 cm in diameter, while 'François Juranville''s are more than 8 cm.
Early descriptions of 'Léontine Gervais' as nasturtium-red mixed with carmine and salmon. The current rose seems lighter in colour.
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