'La France' rose Description
Photo courtesy of David Elliott
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Light pink Hybrid Tea.
Exhibition name: La France
Light pink. Strong fragrance. 60 petals. Average diameter 3.5". Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, globular, nodding or "weak neck" bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm). Width of 3' (90 cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. 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. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .
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There is no record, but many different opinions, of parentage.
From Clair Martin's 100 Old Roses for the American Garden, 1999, p.171 (with photo on p.170):
"Madame Leon Pain, another Guillot rose from 1904, has been confused with and sold in North America as La France."