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Bourbon Rose 'Louise Odier'


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
Registered or introduced: 1851
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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


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:




Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly



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Other Details:


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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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

Wilmington, Delaware

Hampton, Illinois

Coushatta, Louisiana

Van Etten, New York

North Augusta, South Carolina

Gilmer, Texas

Paris, Texas

Olympia, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 18, 2007, soulgardenlove from Marietta, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

From 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.
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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.


On Aug 13, 2004, shortcm from Wilmington, DE (Zone 7b) wrote:

Louise graced my first rose garden. She was powerfully fragrant. I left her behind when I moved, and am so sorry. Must remind myself to place her in my new garden!