"Elisabeth's China" rose Description
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Found Rose, China / Bengale.
Red blend, carmine-pink .
Medium, bushy, dense.
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm). Width of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).
Can be used for beds and borders, garden or landscape. Vigorous. can be grown as a shrub. drought resistant. flowers drop off cleanly. Disease susceptibility: mildew resistant, very rust resistant. Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. . Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom. Prune lightly or not at all.
This is a "Legacy" plant, found growing in the Historic Old Sacramento City Cemetery, Sacramento, CA.
A typical China Rose, it grows behind the marble headstone of Elisabeth Stober, b. in Germany; d. June 16, 1881, age 87. There is clear evidence that this plant has been cut to the ground -- probably more than once -- and grown back. I like to think this rose came from Elisabeth's own garden.
This is a twiggy China Rose, blooming in the style of 'Louis Philippe,' but it is very, very fragrant.
Elisabeth's rose may mildew as an immature plant, or when very stressed. But when fully-established, she is very healthy.