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'Guinée', bred by Mallerin, France, 1938. Breeding: 'Souvenir de Claudius Denoyel' X Ami Quinard'.

'Guinée'This dark red rose is considered to be one of the very best of the blackish-red climbers. Technically this is a very large Hybrid Tea, but because of its growth habit, it is included in the Climbers. As is usually the case with the climbing Hybrid Teas, rebloom after the first spectacular flush is modest at best. Don't be deterred by this fact, though, as mine has bloomed on and off throughout the season. Even one or two blooms on this rose are worth it if for just the magnificent perfume. It's the kind of fragrance that have made legends of older roses.

This is a large rose of fairly stiff, upright habit that is best grown with strong support, such as an exposed wall. Bloom performance is best when canes are trained horizontally as much as possible. Still a very fine rose, 'Guinée' should be seen more often, where space permits.

ARS merit rating: none assigned
Personal merit rating: 8.5
Hardiness: Likely USDA zones 5 to 10, zone 5 in a protected location.
Shrub size: 10 to 15 feet tall, depending on climate.
Fragrance: 4.5, very strong Old Rose fragrance!

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