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Hybrid Perpetual Rose
Rosa 'Souvenir du Dr. Jamain'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Souvenir du Dr. Jamain
Additional cultivar information:(aka Souv. du Docteur Jamain)
Hybridized by Lacharme
Registered or introduced: 1865
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Class:

Hybrid Perpetual

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:

Dark red (dr)

Bloom Shape:

Semi-double

Cupped

Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Shrub

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Other Details:

Shade-tolerant

Stems are nearly thornless

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Boone, North Carolina

Maryville, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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0
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Positive

On Jun 19, 2005, elaird from Boone, NC wrote:

This is an heirloom rose. It was originally bred in France in 1865. The beauty of heirloom roses is that they haven't been weakened by modern hybridization techniques. They're hardy & generally less fussy than modern varieties. This is a deep red rose with a lovely fragrance. I chose it because my yard only gets about 4-5 hours of sunlight a day, and most roses require full sun. This rose thrives in my yard.

Positive

On Jun 8, 2002, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenes
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

The petals of this rose are scorched by strong sunlight. It is a very useful subject for a shady spot. The petals have a velvety texture. Colour is rich dark red. The perfume is outstanding. It flowers throughout the summer.