'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: 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.