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Souvenir de Dr. Jamain - Hybrid Perpetual Rose

Souvenir de Dr. Jamain

Hybrid Perpetual. Bred by Lacharme in France in 1865.
Use:
 
Shrub
Color:
 
Crimson
Form:
 
Muddled
Fragrance:
 
Strong
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 - 8
Height & Width:
 
5 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 
Extra Care Required

Comments Under ideal conditions which will include mild winters, moderate summers, a touch of PM shade, and soil rich and damp, it makes intricate and fragrant roses in a rich, dark burgundy, suggestive of a kind of opulent sensory overload. But occasionally the roses are more of a simple red or a soft crimson, or even a darkish rose. And sometimes its petal organization seems just a little loose, floppy or informal. Those who succeed with it are passionate about its charms. Others will be left cold by its leggy stick-like habit, its pale foliage, and so on.