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Auguste Gervais - Rambler Rose

Auguste Gervais

Rambler. Bred by Barbier in France in 1918.
Use:
 
Wall, High Fence, Arch
Color:
 
Pale Apricot
Form:
 
Muddled
Fragrance:
 
Strong
Remontance:
 
No
Abundance:
 
Profuse
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
 
16 ft x 8 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments This is one of the several warm-colored half-sisters bred by Barbier which include: Primavere, Paul Transon, Francois Juranville, Leontine Gervais, and August Gervais. Each covers a slightly different part of the spectrum. All are vigorous and do quite well where they get plenty of light, good soil, and good air circulation. Foliage is glossy but can mildew. And the roses in bright sun will fade to white as they open. From Arizona's West valley to UK's Northumberland people who smell this rose proclaim it to be big and strong and delicious. One writer even suggests it is as strong as that of Mme Isaac Perreire's This suggests that Auguste Gervais could play a strong role in building a fragrant rose garden.