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'Aviateur Blériot' rose Description
'Aviateur Blériot' rose photo
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Yellow blend Hybrid Wichurana.
Bred by Frédéric Fauque (France, 1909).
Introduced in France by Jacques Vigneron in 1909 as 'Aviateur Blériot'.
Introduced in Australia by H. Kemp in 1914 as 'Aviateur Blériot'.
Hybrid Wichurana, Rambler.  
Yellow, golden-yellow center, lemon-yellow undertones, ages to white .  Moderate, magnolia fragrance.  34 petals.  Average diameter 2".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), in large clusters bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Climbing.  Glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 12' to 15' (365 to 455 cm).  Width of up to 6' (up to 185 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Prune after flowering is finished.  
Named for Louis Blériot, (1872-1936). The first man to make an international aeroplane flight, from Calais to Dover on on 25 July 1909 in a small 24-h.p. monoplane.
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