'Belle Époque' rose Description
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Russet, copper shading. Strong fragrance. Large, double (17-25 petals), high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Long buds.
Bushy. Medium, glossy foliage.
Height of 33" (85 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden. Vigorous. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant. 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.
Fryer's Roses says Belle Epoque is an unusually coloured Hybrid Tea. The colour is a most curious dark nectarine-bronze on the outside of the petals which contrasts with the lighter shade of golden-bronze on the inside. This rose is a Royal National Rose Society Trial Ground Certificate winner, too.