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'L'Aimant' rose Description
'L'Aimant' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Hof Pallenhoven
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
55 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Medium pink Floribunda.
Registration name: HARzola
Exhibition name: Victorian Spice ™
Origin:
Bred by Harkness (United Kingdom, before 1990).
Introduced in United States by Bear Creek Gardens, Inc. in 1994 as 'L'Aimant'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Light pink.  Flowers soft peach pink.  Strong, citrus, damask fragrance.  40 to 50 petals.  Average diameter 4.25".  Large, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, cupped, ruffled bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, mounded, spreading.  Medium, glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 3' to 42" (90 to 105 cm).  Width of 30" (75 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
European Union - Patent No: 346  on  2 Aug 1996
Application No: 19950511  on  3 Aug 1995
First commercialisation in EU: April 1, 1994.
Protection expires on August 1, 2019.
Notes:
The variety is named after the Coty perfume.

It was also marketed on the european continent as 'Merlin' of the "English Legend Roses" series.
The French word doux means sweet...


Someone who grows this rose in Alabama (Zone 8) says: I find that this rose seems to suffer from black spot in my climate and that it grows taller than 3'.

 
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