'Duchesse d'Angoulême' rose Description
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Gallica / Provins, Hybrid Gallica.
Light pink. Strong fragrance. Large, full (26-40 petals), cupped bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Height of 39" to 5' (100 to 150 cm). Width of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).
USDA zone 4b through 8b. Prune after flowering is finished.
On January 1, 1515, François, Duc d'Angoulême, succeeded Louis XII as François I of France.
Some sources say 'Duc d'Angoulême' and 'Duchesse d'Angoulême' are the same rose, some don't. See References for more information.
Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte de France, Madame Royale, the Duchesse d'Angoulême, first child of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, was born 19 December 1778 and died 19 October 1851.
Pépinières Loubert's 2002 Catalogue assigns a date of 1821.