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Plant Profile: Rosa Louis Philippe

rose Louis PhilippeeNamed for the French king that ruled from 1830 to 1848 this rose is held in more regard than the king it’s named for. It has bright crimson flowers with yellow stamens surrounded by a white ring formed by the base of the petals. Petals also have white streaks running up from the centers, like other China roses. The leaves are dark green and small. Plants can be kept small or allowed to form large bushes that are good for hedges because of an abundance of prickles.

Type: China

Origin: Guerin, France

Parentage: Unknown

Flower Size: 2.4”

Petal Count: Double

Scent: Light and tealike

Flowering: Continuous

Plant Size: 2-6.5’ H x 3-6’ W

Hardiness: Zones 6-9

ARS: 8.9

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