'Léontine Gervais' rose Description
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Apricot or apricot blend Hybrid Wichurana.
Registration name: Léontine Gervais
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 of 10' to 25' (305 to 760 cm). Width of 10' (305 cm).
USDA zone 4b through 9b. Very vigorous. shade tolerant. Prune after flowering is finished.
See also 'Auguste Gervais'. Often confused with 'François Juranville' in commerce - see References.
Early descriptions of 'Léontine Gervais' as nasturtium-red mixed with carmine and salmon. The current rose seems lighter in colour.