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'Maréchal Niel' rose Description
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Medium yellow Noisette.
Registration name: Maréchal Niel
Bred by Henri & Giraud Pradel (père & fils) (France, before 1864).
Discovered by Louis Castel (France, 1857).
Introduced in France by Eugène Verdier fils aîne in 1864 as 'Maréchal Niel'.
Introduced in Australia by Charles Wyatt, Frogmore Nursery in 1868 as 'Maréchal Niel'.
Noisette, Tea, Tea Noisette, Tea, Cl..  
Yellow.  Strong, raspberry, tea fragrance.  Average diameter 5".  Very large, very double, borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped, globular bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Climbing.  Glossy, light green foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of 10' to 15' (305 to 455 cm).  Width of up to 6' (up to 185 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Shade tolerant.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
According to E. Verdier, 'Maréchal Niel' is a found rose discovered by Louis Castel in 1857 in the garden of Mr. Chateau in Montauban - see References. The attribution to Pradel is probably due to a confusion with the hybrid perpetual of the same name issued by this breeder in 1861.
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