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'Pink Soupert' rose Description
'Pink Soupert' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Calif Sue
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
12 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium pink Polyantha.
Registration name: Pink Soupert
Exhibition name: Pink Soupert
Origin:
Bred by Dingee & Conard (United States, 1896).
Introduced in Australia by George Brunning - St. Kilda Nurseries in 1897 as 'Pink Soupert'.
Class:
Polyantha.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Short, bushy.  Dense foliage.  
Height of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Hardy.  vigorous.  
Notes:
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."
 
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