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'Bijou' rose Description
'Bengale Pompon' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cass
HMF Ratings:
29 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Light pink.
Origin:
Bred by James Colvill (United Kingdom, circa 1806).
Introduced in France by Louis Noisette in circa 1815 as 'Bengale Pompon'.
Introduced in Australia by Exotic Nursery (Australia) in 1866 as 'Bijou'.
Class:
China / Bengale, Lawranceana.  
Bloom:
Light pink. [Rose-pink, white streaks, stripes, flecks, lighter center.]  20 to 25 petals.  Average diameter 1".  Small, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, rounded bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Short, thornless (or almost).  Small, dark green foliage.  3 to 5 leaflets.  
Height of 8" to 1' (20 to 30 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Notes:
All the Fairy roses present the same problem: whether they are selections of a species or seedlings of a cultivar. Lumpers will place them all together as cultivars of Rosa chinensis var. minima, while splitters will list them separately, in single quotes, awaiting genetic evidence of their relationships to one another. See References.
 
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