'Capitaine John Ingram' rose Description
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Mauve or mauve blend Moss.
Dark purple. Strong fragrance. Medium to large, double (17-25 petals), quartered bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer. Mossed buds.
Height: 4' to 5'11" (120 to 180cm). Width: up to 3' (up to 90cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Vigorous. can be trained as a climber. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
Mike Lowe of Lowe's Roses
says the buds of this rose are well-mossed and the flowers variously described as dark purple, velvety crimson, and reddish purple...
In September 1998, the Montreal Botanical Garden (Le Jardin Botanique de Montreal) carried out a survey of its roses' resistance to black spot, powdery mildew and rust. This is one of the outstanding varieties which showed a 0% to 5% infection rate. The data was taken on well-established roses.
Pépinières Loubert's 2002 Catalogue provides a date of 1854.