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'Arthur de Sansal' rose Description
'Arthur de Sansal' rose photo
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Mauve or mauve blend Portland.
Registration name: Arthur de Sansal
Bred by Scipion Cochet (France, 1855).
Damask Perpetual, Hybrid Perpetual, Portland.  
Dark purple, purple shading.  Strong fragrance.  Medium, full (26-40 petals) bloom form.  Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom.  
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).  Width of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  
Robert Arthur Sanson de Sansal (December 24, 1820 Paris - June 19, 1874 Dammarie les Lys or Féricy), amateur rose breeder, brother of Colonel de Sansal (see). Arthur de Sansal married on March 30, 1848 Caroline-Francine Desprez (November 7, 1819 Maisons-Alfort - November 22, 1917 Paris), the daughter of breeder Jean Desprez.
Mike Lowe says this rose is a Damask Perpetual...
Pépinières Loubert also credits this rose to Cochet.
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