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'Marie van Houtte' rose Description
'Marie van Houtte' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jocelyn
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
73 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Tea.
Registration name: Marie van Houtte
Origin:
Bred by Claude Ducher (1820-1874) (France, 1871).
Introduced in Australia by George Brunning - St. Kilda Nurseries in 1882 as 'Marie van Houtte'.
Introduced in United States by Conard & Jones in 1903 as 'The Gem'.
Class:
Tea.  
Bloom:
Cream, pink shading, pink edges, buff undertones.  Moderate fragrance.  Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, globular, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, upright.  
Height of 3' to 9' (90 to 275 cm).  Width of 3' (90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7b through 9b.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
Said to be similar to 'Mme Paul Marny' - see.
'Marie van Houtte' in commerce in Europe is often 'William R. Smith'.
 
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