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'Aviateur Blériot' rose Description
'Aviateur Blériot' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Starnes Jr., John A.
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
24 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Yellow blend Hybrid Wichurana.
Origin:
Bred by Frédéric Fauque (France, 1909).
Introduced in France by Jacques Vigneron in 1909 as 'Aviateur Blériot'.
Class:
Hybrid Wichurana, Rambler.  
Bloom:
Yellow, golden-yellow center, ages to white .  Strong, magnolia fragrance.  34 petals.  Average diameter 2".  Medium, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Climbing.  Glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 12' to 15' (365 to 455 cm).  Width of up to 6' (up to 185 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Prune after flowering is finished.  
Notes:
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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