'Eugène de Beauharnais' rose Description
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Dark red China.
Registration name: Eugène de Beauharnais (bourbon, Hardy, 1838)
Exhibition name: Eugène de Beauharnais
Bourbon, China / Bengale, Hybrid China.
Purple, carmine-red center. Strong fragrance. Average diameter 2.25". Medium, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Armed with thorns / prickles. Small, dark green foliage. 5 leaflets.
Height: 2' to 4' (60 to 120cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. Can be used for beds and borders or garden. Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
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"