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'Marie Pavié' rose Description
'Marie Pavié' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Robert Neil Rippetoe
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White, near white or white blend Polyantha.
Registration name: Marie Pavié
Exhibition name: Marie Pavié
Bred by Alphonse Alégatière (France, 1888).
Introduced in Australia by C. H. Halstead in 1904 as 'Marie Pavié'.
Patio, Polyantha.  
Blush, white shading, darker center.  Soft-pink bud clusters swirl open and mature to pure white.  Moderate fragrance.  up to 25 petals.  Average diameter 1.75".  Small to medium, double (17-25 petals), in large clusters, rosette bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Short, bushy, thornless (or almost).  

Height: 15" to 4' (40 to 120cm).  Width: 2' (60cm).
USDA zone 4b through 10a.  Shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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.  
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Dedicated to Marie Pavić, a Croatian rose amateur who was a correspondent of Alphonse Alégatière, the rose's breeder- see References.

Harkness Roses says this rose is one for the connoisseur, and a great favourite of the late Jack Harkness...

In his garden in Tyler, Texas, Mark Chamblee, of Chamblee's Rose Nursery, grew 'Belinda's Dream', 'Marie Daly', 'Marie Pavie', 'Livin' Easy', 'Easy Going', 'Knockout', and 'Mermaid'. Mark likes these varieties because "they have great hardiness and disease resistance, they are low maintenance and are very free blooming."

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