by Damaizin, France 1858.
This is thought to be a sport of 'Baronne Prévost'. The plant is in
every was identical to 'Baronne Prévost', but with a deeper, more
purple coloring to the blossom. Opens reddish-crimson and fades to
a slatey-vioet hue. Some repeat of bloom, depending on climate, (H.P.'s
tend not to rebloom in hot regions) and an excellent, rich "old
merit rating: none assigned
Personal merit rating: undecided
Hardiness: Likely USDA zones
5 to 9, zone 5 in a protected location.
Shrub size: 4 to 6 feet tall.
Fragrance: 4.0, strong Old Rose scent.
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