'Rosa alba var. cymbaefolia' rose Description
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Discovered by Flobert
White, pink undertones. Strong fragrance. Average diameter 1.5". Small, semi-double to double, in small clusters bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer. Long sepals buds.
Thornless (or almost). Matte, blue-green foliage. 3 to 5 leaflets.
Height of 35" to 39" (90 to 100 cm). Width of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).
Rosa alba var. cymbaefolia (Redouté) Heinr.Braun. Fl. Nieder-Österreich 2(1): 802. 1892.
‘A feuilles de chanvre’, was first observed in 1807 by a Monsieur Flobert, near Laon, north-east of France. It was then presented to the famous Jardin des Plantes in Paris in 1810 by Mr. Le Pelletier.
[Source: L'Haÿ-les-roses Label]