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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info) Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info) Cultivar: Louise Odier Additional cultivar information: (aka Madame de Stella, Madame Louise Odier, Mme Louise Odier) Hybridized by Margottin; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1851
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: 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Hardiness: 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)
Bloom Color: Deep pink (dp)
Bloom Shape: Double Quartered Cupped
Flower Fragrance: Very Fragrant
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer Blooms repeatedly
Patent Information: Non-patented
Other Details: Shade-tolerant
Pruning Instructions: Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth Avoid pruning
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
On Feb 18, 2007, soulgardenlove from Marietta, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
From Rosegathering.com class: Bourbon, synonyms: Mme de Stella, breeding: Margottin, 1851, Louise Odier, also known as Mme de Stella, was bred by Margottin in 1851. The bright lilac pink rose is distinctively feminine, elegant, and highly refined with a fresh fragrance of raspberry and deep Damask rose. The center of the rose is quartered framed by outwardly folding petals, which form an intricate lacing of concentric circles. The flowers can come in heavy clusters that arch down the canes. The rose makes a lovely small climber, and is about 8 feet in my garden. It can be vulnerable to blackspot and mildew, so precautions may be necessary. Louise Odier looks best when it is not planted near anything that is overwhelming, so that the rose's fine features can be accentuated.
From Antique Rose Emporium: Louise Odier,Bourbon,
1851, This old Bourbon is a hardy rose, bearing very full, medium-sized, camellia-shaped blooms in a bright, light rose or deep pink shade. The plant is vigorous and large, making it suitable for shrub use or for training on pillars or posts, as suggested by Gertrude Jekyll. The fragrance of ‘Louise Odier’ is delightful. 4 to 6 feet Z5-9 R Fr dp
On May 17, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
This is a great OGR that's very hardy and tough in my zone 5 garden. It comes thru winter with very little die-back. I love the blooms and the color of this rose. Mine is in it's 3rd year and I'm anxious to see how it does this season.