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'St. Brennus' rose Description
'Brennus' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rosenschule Ruf
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
17 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Dark red Hybrid China.
Origin:
Bred by Jean Laffay (France, before 1830).
Class:
Hybrid China.  
Bloom:
Crimson.  Average diameter 2.5".  Medium to large, full (26-40 petals), cupped, expanded , semi-globular bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Well-branched.  
Height of 39" to 10' (100 to 305 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be trained as a climber.  suitable for a pillar.  
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Parentage:
Notes:
Most sources agree on the breeder and date, but don't agree on the classification -- Gallica, Hybrid China, Hybrid Bourbon.
Mike Lowe puts this rose with the Chinas and assigns it the date of 1836...


Pépinières Loubert's 2002 Catalogue provides an alternative name of 'Queen Victoria'.

 
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