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'Souvenir de Thérèse Levet' rose Description
'Souvenir de Thérèse Levet' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Gartenjockels kleine gaerten
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
 
HMF Ratings:
8 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Medium red Tea.
Origin:
Bred by Antoine Levet (père) (France, 1882).
Introduced in Australia by George Brunning - St. Kilda Nurseries in 1897 as 'Souvenir de Thérèse Levet'.
Class:
Tea.  
Bloom:
Red.  Poppy-red, base or background yellow. Petals have a mucronate tip.  Moderate fragrance.  Medium to large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Well-branched.  
Height of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b through 9b.  
Notes:
Different opinions on parentage - see References.
Said to have been very similar to 'Francis Dubreuil' - see References.
Dedicated to the daughter (January 27, 1848 Vienne - ?) of the breeder
 
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