'Russell's Cottage Rose' Description
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Climber, Hybrid Multiflora.
Violet-red to lilac, darker center, lighter edges. Strong fragrance. Medium, very double, flat bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Climbing. Fragrant foliage.
Height: 10' to 20' (305 to 610cm). Width: up to 10' (up to 305cm).
USDA zone 4a through 9b. Vigorous.
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Parentage is uncertain, see References.
Mentioned in The American Rose Annual of 1926, p. 17... vivid purplish crimson and white...
A rose named 'Souvenir de la Bataille de Marengo' never existed, this seems to be an invention of Nancy Lindsay - see references.