Polyantha Rose 'La Marne'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: La Marne
Hybridized by Barbier
Registered or introduced: 1915
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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


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)

Bloom Color:

Pink blend (pb)

Bloom Shape:



Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:


Other Details:

Resistant to black spot

Resistant to rust

Stems are nearly thornless

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

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:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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

Bigelow, Arkansas

Occidental, California

San Leandro, California

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Ocala, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Brunswick, Georgia

Christiana, Tennessee

Rowlett, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 16, 2015, ajidulce from Raleigh, NC wrote:

I have 12 La Marnes growing on the edge of my circular driveway and it has performed very well.
Twice a year it likes a little bit of fresh compost, about 2" around the base.
Neem oil spray has kept it free of fungus and black spot. They are in full sun which makes the pink fade to cream color, and I like it best when the pink is deep and bright.
Morning sun on La Marne would be better than full-day sun like mine. L-O-V-E mine.


On Jul 4, 2007, garden_mom from Bigelow, AR wrote:

La Marne has been an excellent rose for me in my humid zone 7 garden. I have had no problems with disease-even when my nearby climber was covered in blackspot this one never got it. I get repeat flushes of bloom that start light pink and fade to a whitish color. Very pretty and bushy with glossy foliage.


On May 22, 2007, stephanotis from Queen Creek, AZ (Zone 8b) wrote:

I received a free rooted cutting from an Ebay seller, and planted it a few months ago. It has not put on much size in the meantime, but blooms in flushes quite often. The blooms start off as pale pink, progress to almost white, and then develop a green tinge as the petals get ready to fall. I think the sun is pretty intense here in AZ for this rose, and it might do better with the bloom color with a little bit more shade. The blooms on my rose are definitely way lighter in color than the other ones pictured on this site. But so far so good anyway! It will be interesting to see what this rose does as it becomes more established. It responds well to alfalfa pellets and a daily watering. It was also one of the first roses I had to start blooming after they were all planted at the same time.... read more


On Oct 9, 2005, michaeladenner from Deland, FL wrote:

Trouble free, repeat bloomer but kind of spotty in its flushes. Very simple blooms, pale pink fades to almost white, but the flowers stay around for about a week on the bush. Grows on its own stock here in 9a.


On Jun 14, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bred in France.

Seed: Mme. Norbert Levavasseur
Pollen: Comtesse du Cayla