'King of France' rose Description
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Crimson, purple shading, blush edges. [Red blend.]. Edges of center petals blush to almost white. Mild to strong, sweet fragrance. Average diameter 2". Medium, full (26-40 petals), cupped, globular bloom form. Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Short, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy. Glossy, medium green foliage.
Height of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm). Width of 4' (120 cm).
USDA zone 7b through 10a. Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden. Disease susceptibility: disease 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. Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that. Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..
Louis Philippe (Bermuda form) is growing at the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden.
Louis-Philippe, King of France. Born 6 October 1773 at the Palace Royale, France. Died 26 October 1850.
'Président d'Olbecque' is considered a synonym of 'Louis-Philippe' by some authors; however references show that these 2 roses have been considered distinct before Ellwanger stated they are synonyms in 1882 - almost 50 years after they were introduced. Similarly 'Purple Crown' and 'Triomphant are distinct roses.