Gallica, Provins, Hybrid China Rose
Rosa 'Belle de Crecy'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Belle de Crecy
Additional cultivar information:(aka Belle de Crécy, Le Météore, Météore, Meteor)
Hybridized by Roeser-Vibert
Registered or introduced: before 1829, 1837
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Class:

China

Gallica

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Bloom Color:

Mauve and mauve blend (mb)

Bloom Shape:

Double

Eye present

Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Habit:

Shrub

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Other Details:

Susceptible to mildew

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on old wood; prune after flowering

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By grafting

Regional

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

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Soquel, California

Cary, North Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

Gilmer, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 17, 2010, bhnash from Soquel, CA wrote:

This old rose has bloomed wonderfully in my coastal zone 9b garden. She got much larger than I anticipated in the mild climate, and even tolerated heavy clay soil. The blooms are smokey purple, exceedingly hard to photograph, and smother the bush in May and June. Her canes grew straight up to 6'+ the first year. I wrapped them around a 2' circle of rebar stakes which kept her to 3' wide in bloom and 6' tall, and she responded great and threw out probably thousands of blooms, 3-6 in a cluster, opening in succession over 6-8 weeks. If I had more space I would self peg in a fountain shape and she'd be probably 4' tall x 6' wide for me. A stellar performer and I highly recommend.