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De la Maitre-Ecole - Gallica Rose

De la Maitre-Ecole

Gallica. Bred by Coquereau in France in 1831.
Use:
 
Shrub
Color:
 
Rose
Form:
 
Muddled
Fragrance:
 
Powerful
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Medium - almost 4
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 4 - 8
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 4 ft
Recommendation:
 
Collectors Only

Comments Its gallica style blooms are just more than 3.5 inches across, ranging from cool pink bordering on lilac to mauve They are and imbued with strong fragrance. Foliage is grass green, sometimes touched with chartreuse. It is evidently not completely free of disease, sometimes being ravaged by downy mildew. It bears hips in the fall.

BTW: There can be a peculiarly compelling beauty to the blossom of Rose de la Maitre-Ecole when its blossom reaches its best color and form. Seems like a good choice for old-rose collectors who want a rose that is out of the ordinary without being conspicuously odd.