'Félicité-Perpétue' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Hilde Gunn Deisz
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White, near white or white blend Hybrid Sempervirens.
Registration name: Félicité-Perpétue
Exhibition name: Félicité-Perpétue
Hybrid Sempervirens, Rambler.
Light pink, ages to white . Strong, musk fragrance. Average diameter 1.5". Medium, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, button-eye, cupped-to-flat, expanded , globular, rosette bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Armed with thorns / prickles, climbing, compact. Small, glossy, medium green foliage. 5 to 7 leaflets.
Height: 15' to 20' (455 to 610cm). Width: 10' to 12' (305 to 365cm).
USDA zone 6b through 10b. Can be used for cut flower, garden or pillar. Hardy. very vigorous. shade tolerant. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew. Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood.. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) . Resist the urge to prune this rose too heavily -- it doesn't like it!.
Parentage unsure, see References.
One of the Roses that "passed the test" in Longwood Garden's Ten-Year Rose Trials.