Old Garden Rose, Centifolia, Gallica-Provins Rose 'Alain Blanchard'

Rosa

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Alain Blanchard
Hybridized by Vibert
Registered or introduced: 1839
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Class:

Centifolia

Gallica

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

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)

Bloom Color:

Mauve and mauve blend (mb)

Bloom Shape:

Semi-double

Cupped

Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Habit:

Bush

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Other Details:

Shade-tolerant

Resistant to black spot

Resistant to mildew

Resistant to rust

Stems are very thorny

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on old wood; prune after flowering

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 5, 2008, chicochi3 from Fayetteville, AR (Zone 6b) wrote:

One of my more unusual roses. Only blooms in the spring, but well worth the wait. Beware, though. Suckers all over the place!

Positive

On Sep 28, 2005, hortensia from Langley, BC, BC (Zone 8b) wrote:

Bred by Vibert in 1839 4x4 once blooming

a beautiful and unusual rose -- blooming over a long summer season. The flowers are almost single, showing central stamens and are a wonderful rich deep crimson blotched and mottled with deep pink and purple. Typical gallica foliage -- roughish and tough. Tolerates a fair amount of shade.

Neutral

On Jul 15, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bred in France. Won the Dowager Rose Queen award in 1999, and again in 2001.

Parentage:
Seed: R. centifolia
Pollen: R. gallica

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