'Belle de Crécy' rose Description
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Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid China.
Registration name: Belle de Crécy (Gallica, Roeser, 1829)
Red, violet shading, ages to violet . Strong fragrance. 100 petals. Average diameter 3". Medium to large, very full (41+ petals), button-eye, expanded bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Short, compact, sends out runners, suckers on its own roots, upright.
Height: 3' to 7' (90 to 215cm). Width: 3' to 39" (90 to 100cm).
USDA zone 4b through 9a. Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood.. Prune after flowering is finished.
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
'Belle de Crécy' in commerce and gardens today is different than the early descriptions.
Some question about breeder (see References)