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'Bon Silène' rose Description
'Bon Silène (Tea, Guerin, 1834)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Vintage Rosery
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
23 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Deep pink Tea.
Registration name: Bon Silène
Origin:
Bred by Modeste Guérin (Angers) (France, 1834).
Introduced in Australia by E. B. Heyne Nursery in 1900 as 'Bon Silène'.
Class:
Tea.  
Bloom:
Red, lighter shading.  Cherry-red, shaded blush..  Moderate fragrance.  Average diameter 4".  Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, ruffled bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
3 to 5 leaflets.  
Height of 3' to 6' (90 to 185 cm).  Width of 3' to 8' (90 to 245 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Parentage:
Notes:
The attribution to Hardy seems erroneous - see References.
Similarities to 'Hamon'.
 
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