'Honorine de Brabant' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Roselovr in East Hampton's Garden
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Pink blend Bourbon.
Registration name: Honorine de Brabant
Light pink to blush, violet stripes. Strong fragrance. Double (17-25 petals), cupped, quartered bloom form. Occasional repeat later in the season.
Light green foliage.
Height of up to 6' (up to 185 cm). Width of up to 6' (up to 185 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b.
See References for the mysterious history of this rose. A Provins rose named 'Honorine Brabant' bred by Tanne, 1916, is mentioned by an authoritative Dutch reference, the Rozennaamlijst in 1923 and 1931. It was subsequently reclassified as a Bourbon, due to ist foliage and occasional rebloom.