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Alternative cultivar names:
'Bonnie Babes'
'Perfume Perfection'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Mauve and mauve blend
Extra Bloom Info: Double to full, in clusters, with ruffled petals
Rebloom: Good
Class: Floribunda
Extra Color Info: Mauve, purple blend
Growth Habit: Medium, 3-4 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: Dr. Keith W. Zary, 1999
Optimal growing zones: Zone 6b and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 3-4 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Mauve
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: (Sweet Chariot x Herbie) x Shocking Blue

The lavender one in front.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Feb 7, 2014 1:14 PM

I bought Cotillion as a Jackson & Perkins milk carton rose under its alternative name of Perfume Perfection. This is my favorite mauve rose of any that I have ever grown and one of my top ten all-time favorites. It blooms and blooms and blooms. Plus, Perfume Perfection is a very good name for it, as the scent is divine.

Mine is planted in my very front yard rose bed that I call Floribundaville. That way, just about everyone that passes by on the street can see it, and I have gotten many comments and questions asking what that stunning lilac-colored rose is.

I do spray all my roses with fungicide as it is very humid here in my Long Island, NY garden. Perfume Perfection needs the spraying to stay blackspot free, just as most of my other roses do. Otherwise, it is easy and fuss free. Have to repeat again that I just love this rose.

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