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"Reine Des Violettes"

Class: Hybrid Perpetual

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Photo Barrie Collins (www.barriecollins.net)
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Garden Map Location # 73


Color: Purple
Blooms: Very double, rosette, fully quartered, flat, large, 75 petals, recurrent, unique shades of purple, fading to violet
Foliage: Sparse, dark, gray-green
Fragrance: Quite fragrant: damask
Size (H x W): 6 x 3
Growth Habit: Upright
Cultivation: Shakes off the occasional bout of blackspot. Prefers well-drained, loamy soil.
Not Hardy North of: Zone 6
Origins: France:(1860) Mallet-Malet
Parentage: seedling of Pius IX
Notes: Nearly thornless canes. Needs good soil and position - try against a wall. A must-have for Old Rose fans.

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