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'Saint-Exupery ®' rose Description
'Saint-Exupery ® (hybrid tea, Delbard-Chabert, 1960)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
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Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Tea.
Exhibition name: Saint-Exupery ®
Bred by André Delbard-Chabert (1915-2012) (France, before 1960).
Introduced in France by Delbard/Georges Delbard SA in 1961 as 'Saint-Exupery'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Mauve, silver(y) shading.  Mild fragrance.  Average diameter 5".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  

Height: up to 43" (up to 110cm).  
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Vigorous.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Breeder code name 'DELvor' was reported as the registered name for two different roses in Modern Roses XI.
... Femme
... Saint Exupéry®
Christened June 28, 1960 at Evry Petit-Bourg on occasion of the 60th birth anniversary of Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger Comte de Saint-Exupérty (June 29, 1900 Lyon - July 31, 1944), French author and pilot, who was shot down in World War II.
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