'Tour de Malakoff' rose Description
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Mauve or mauve blend Centifolia.
Registration name: Tour de Malakoff (centifolia, Pastoret/Soupert & Notting, 1856)
Centifolia, Hybrid Perpetual.
Purple to violet. Strong fragrance. Very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, flat bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Height: 6' to 8'2" (185 to 250cm). Width: 4' to 5' (120 to 150cm).
USDA zone 4b through 9b. Vigorous. Prune after flowering is finished. Prune lightly until this rose gets established (about two years), then prune it back by about a third.. This rose blooms on old wood.
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
'Tour de Malakoff' was issued as a Hybrid Perpetual, although all later references state it is a centifolia.
Original illustration of 1856 is wanted.
See also the gallica 'Tour Malakoff' by Robert (1856).
Commemorating the attack on and capture of Malakoff by French forces in the Crimean war (September 8, 1855)