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PlantFiles: Noisette Rose
Rosa 'Natchitoches Noisette'

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Natchitoches Noisette

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Class:
Noisette

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
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:
Light pink (lp)

Bloom Shape:
Semi-double
Double

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly

Habit:
Shrub

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Other Details:
Shade-tolerant

Pruning Instructions:
Avoid pruning

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings

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2 positives
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive dmj1218 On Mar 20, 2009, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a noisette and not a climber for me--definitely a bush form.

'Natchitoches Noisette' is a found rose that was collected from a cemetery at the old fort in Natchitoches, LA where it had been growing form more than 100 years with no care, fertilizer, or attention of any kind. The blooms are double, cupped, and light pink.

The myrrh fragrance is very strong when the buds first open, but it diminishes rapidly. The growth habit us upright and bushy (as it is for me), and the flowers repeat from March until December.

Positive bungalow1056 On May 31, 2008, bungalow1056 from Winston-Salem, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Natchitoches is an unbeatable climber for the hot, humid south. It blooms a soft, pastel pink blossom in profusion in May then steadily through the summer. The fragrance description is incorrect. The buds have a moderate myrrh scent when tight. It fades rapidly once the blooms open.

Regional...

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

Indian River Shores, Florida
Natchitoches, Louisiana
Winston-salem, North Carolina
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Houston, Texas
Plano, Texas
Rowlett, Texas
San Antonio, Texas



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