'Le Vésuve' rose Description
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Pink blend China.
Registration name: Le Vésuve (china, Laffay 1825)
Exhibition name: Le Vésuve
China / Bengale, Hybrid Bourbon, Tea.
Pink, carmine-pink reverse, silver(y) edges, red veining, ages to red . Bright Rose. Tea fragrance. Medium to large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, expanded bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Well-branched. Blue-green foliage.
Height: 3' to 7' (90 to 215cm). Width: 3' to 6' (90 to 185cm).
USDA zone 7b through 10b. Can be used for cut flower or garden.
Hybrid bourbons are robust, climbing, once-blooming roses with rather old fashioned-looking, grey-tinted foliage. The blooms generally resemble their provence forbears.