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Duchesse de Montebello - Gallica Rose

Duchesse de Montebello

Gallica. Bred by Laffay in France in 1825.
Use:
 
Shrub, Border
Color:
 
Shell Pink
Form:
 
Muddled
Fragrance:
 
Strong Sweet
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 4 - 10
Height & Width:
 
6 ft x 5 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments Duchesse de Montebello bears flowers in one of the warmer pinks to be found among the gallicas; sometimes approaching shell pink. They are muddled and feature a button eye. The foliage is a lovely dark gray-green which increases the apparent beauty of the flowers in comparison to what they would be on the yellowish green of some HP and gallica foliage. Duchesse de Montebello is said to do better in hot climates than a number of other Gallicas; and since it is a later introduction there is a evidence that it has a china rose ancestor. The fact that it is capable of passing on a gene for remontance supports the idea.