'Pink Soupert' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Calif Sue
Medium pink Polyantha.
Registration name: Pink Soupert
Exhibition name: Pink Soupert
Pink, light pink shading, violet shading. Strong fragrance. Small to medium, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form. Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Short, bushy. Dense foliage.
Height of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden. Hardy. vigorous.
Brent Dickerson in his Old Rose Advisor, and in "Master List," lists 'Pink Soupert' and quotes from A California Nursery Catalog of 1897 the information that the plant is a seedling of Clothilde Soupert, while asserting in the listing that the plant is a cross of 'Clothilde Soupert' with 'Lucullus," a China rose.
Dingee & Conard are listed as the originators.
The information on the Vintage Garden website indicates that their 'Pink Soupert' is a rose 'found' by Ruth Knopf in a Charlotte, NC cemetery after it has been lost in the 'oblivion of time.'
Jim Delahanty (Sherman Oaks, CA) says: "Whether a seedling or a sport, Pink Soupert retains the same excellent fragrance, but the flower has fewer petals and does not ball or bull with the alacrity of Clothilde."