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'Queen' rose Description
'La Reine' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Courtaud
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
109 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Medium pink Hybrid Perpetual.
Registration name: La Reine
Origin:
Bred by Jean Laffay (France, 1842).
Introduced in Australia by Darling Nursery in 1851 as 'Queen'.
Introduced in Australia by Exotic Nursery (Australia) in 1851 as 'La Reine'.
Class:
Hybrid Perpetual.  
Bloom:
Rose-pink.  Strong fragrance.  78 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Few or no prickles/thorns.  

Height: 3' to 5' (90 to 150cm).  Width: 4' (120cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  
Patents:
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Notes:
See References for more information.
Sam Kedem says this rose's flower longevity is exceptional.
Rolland's 'Reine du Midi' is treated as a synonym of 'La Reine' based on several authors.
 
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