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'Belle-Maiden' rose Description
'Belle-Maiden' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Barden, Paul
HMF Ratings:
11 favorite votes.  
Origin:
Bred by Paul Barden (United States, 1999).
Class:
Hybrid Gallica.  
Bloom:
Rich red-crimson with blackish shadings when fresh, darkening with purple overlay as it ages..  Moderate, cinnamon, damask, sweet-pea, opinions vary fragrance.  8 to 14 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Medium to large, semi-double (9-16 petals), in small clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Prolific, once-blooming spring or summer.  Medium, pointed, rounded buds.  
Habit:
Medium, lax.  Large, matte, medium green, leathery foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of 3' to 6' (90 to 185 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 4a and warmer.  Can be used for shrub.  Very hardy.  vigorous.  flowers drop off cleanly.  heat tolerant.  produces decorative hips.  shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, very blackspot resistant., very mildew resistant, very rust resistant.  Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy.  
Breeder's notes:
This seedling was planted in an early test area in about 2000 and completely ignored for years. It rarely even got watered, and yet it thrives. I used it a few times in breeding in 2005 and 2006 but haven't had anything noteworthy from it. I will keep trying.

Presumed to be Tetraploid.
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
 
 
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