Rose (Rosa 'La France') in the Roses Database

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: High-centered
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Light pink
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid tea
Extra Color Info: Light pink
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 3-5 feet
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Jean-Baptiste Andre (fils) Guillot, 1867
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 7 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)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Plant Height: 3-5 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Seedling of: Madame Falcot x seedling of: Madame Falcot
Child plants: 3 child plants

illustration from 'Les plus belles roses au début du XXe siècle

The Most Loved and Beautiful of FlowersThe Most Loved and Beautiful of Flowers
By Mike on February 9, 2013

Some know it as the Queen of Flowers; others call it by its family name, Rosaceae. But most of us know it, quite simply, as the rose. Whether grown in gardens, depicted in drawings, or praised in poetry, it is one of the most loved and beautiful of all flowers. This article briefly describes its history, explains its basic classifications, and provides descriptions and photographs of some of the most interesting and diverse specimens of the rose, the most beautiful of the flowering plants.

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Posted by riceke (Snellville, GA - Zone 7b) on Sep 21, 2012 8:41 AM

Trying to keep this plant healthy. Have moved it twice from deep shade to lighter shade.

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 10, 2013 2:21 PM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium: "This world-famous prototype of the Hybrid Tea class has full, high-centered buds that open to shapely and very double flowers whose petals are an elegant silvery pink accented by a darker pink reverse. The bush tends to be broad and vigorous, like that of an old Tea rose, making La France a good landscape subject. The fragrance is also classic."

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