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'Léonie Lamesch' rose Description
'Léonie Lamesch (Polyantha, Lambert, 1899)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Margaret Furness
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HMF Ratings:
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Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Orange blend Polyantha.
Registration name: Léonie Lamesch
Exhibition name: Léonie Lamesch
Origin:
Bred by Peter Lambert (Germany, 1899).
Introduced in Australia by George Brunning - St. Kilda Nurseries in 1904 as 'Léonie Lamesch'.
Class:
Polyantha.  
Bloom:
Copper, yellow center, red edges.  Moderate fragrance.  Small to medium, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, rosette bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, upright.  Medium green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 5' (60 to 150 cm).  Width of 3' to 4½' (90 to 135 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Vigorous.  
Notes:
Parentage used is that of the 1899 and 1936 references.
Léonie and Eugénie Lamesch were daughters of the nurseryman Jean-Baptiste Lamesch in Dommeldingen, Luxemburg. Peter Lambert fell in love with Léonie and dedicated this rose to her. After their marriage in April 1899 he also dedicated a rose 'Léonie Lambert'.
 
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