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'La Constance' rose Description
'Paeoniaflora (damask, unknown, pre 1813)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of jedmar
HMF Ratings:
14 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Light pink Damask.
Origin:
Bred by Unknown Dutch origin (Netherlands, before 1813).
Class:
Centifolia, Damask, Hybrid Gallica.  
Bloom:
Light pink, blush outer petals, deep pink center.  Very large, full (26-40 petals), expanded , flat bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Arching, armed with thorns / prickles, spreading, well-branched.  Large foliage.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  
Parentage:
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Notes:
Probably dedicated to Beatrix de Choiseul-Stainville (1730 Lunéville - April 17, 1794 Paris), Duchesse de Gramont, who died on the guillotine. She was portraited by Alexander Roslin.

Alternative is Marie-Gabrielle de Sinéty (1760 - April 24, 1832 Château de Caderousse), who married André Joseph Hippolyte de Gramont-Vacheres, Duc de Gramont-Caderousse in February 1779. Her Portrait was painted by Vigée le Brun.
 
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