'Capitaine John Ingram' rose Description
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Mauve or mauve blend Moss.
Dark purple. Strong fragrance. Medium to large, double (17-25 petals), quartered bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer. Mossed buds.
Height of 4' to 5' 11" (120 to 180 cm). Width of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Vigorous. can be trained as a climber. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
Mike Lowe of Lowe's Roses
says the buds of this rose are well-mossed and the flowers variously described as dark purple, velvety crimson, and reddish purple...
In September 1998, the Montreal Botanical Garden (Le Jardin Botanique de Montreal) carried out a survey of its roses' resistance to black spot, powdery mildew and rust. This is one of the outstanding varieties which showed a 0% to 5% infection rate. The data was taken on well-established roses.
Pépinières Loubert's 2002 Catalogue provides a date of 1854.