'Belle Biblis' rose Description
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Mauve or purple blend. Mild fragrance. Medium, borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
USDA zone 4b through 8b. Prune after flowering is finished. This rose blooms on old wood.
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"Belle Biblis" is mentioned in the 9th song of Ovid's "Metamorphosis". Belle Biblis was also the wife of King Ibert of Sicily, who in Parsifal is seduced by the magician Klinschor.
There is no early reference for the synonym 'Avenant' quoted by Dickerson and Joyaux. 'Avenant' in literature and gardens is distinct.