'Belle sans flatterie' rose Description
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Agatha/Agathe, Gallica / Provins.
Mauve or purple blend. Flowers lilac-pink, lighter on the edges. Strong fragrance. Medium bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Height of up to 4' (up to 120 cm). Width of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).
USDA zone 4b through 8b. Prune after flowering is finished.
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DNA analysis has shown a close relationship with 'Officinalis'. - see References.
Question about breeder: Verrier says Godefroy, France, 1820; Phillips & Rix say 1829; Joyaux says DuPont, 1813, Dickerson says Holland. Pépinières Loubert says Holland pre-1806. However, latest research indicates Daniel August Schwarzkopf as breeder. See References for more information.