'Eugène de Beauharnais' rose Description
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Dark red China.
Registration name: Eugène de Beauharnais
Exhibition name: Eugène de Beauharnais
Bourbon, China / Bengale, Hybrid China.
Purple, carmine-red center. Strong fragrance. Medium to large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. Can be used for beds and borders or garden. Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.
Eugène de Beauharnais, the son of Empress Josephine, was born 3 September 1781 and died 21 February 1824. He governed Italy from 1805 to 1814.
See also "Le Grand Capitaine".
Hardy lists a china and a hybrid china named 'Eugène', without "de Beauharnais"