Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Medium pink
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid perpetual
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 3-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Misc: Thornless or almost thornless
Hybridizer & year: Jean Laffay, 1842
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 5 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: 3-5 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 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
Parentage: Seedling of: William Jesse
Child plants: 4 child plants

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Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'La Reine'
  • 'Reine de Laffay'
  • 'Reine des Francais'
  • 'Rose de la Reine'
  • 'The Autumnal Centifolia'

Common names
  • Rose

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Date: 2022-04-22

Date: 2021-04-02

Date: c. 1873
illustration from 'Les Roses' by Jamain and Forney, 1873
Location: Rose Garden, Elizabeth Park, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Date: 2018-06-16
Location: Rose Garden, Elizabeth Park, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Date: 2018-06-16

Date: 2020-04-25

Date: 2021-07-08
Location: Rose Garden, Elizabeth Park, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Date: 2018-06-16

San Jose Heritage Rose Garden

Date: 2009-10-30
Photo courtesy Antique Rose Emporium. Used with permission.

Date: c. 1847
illustration from Parsons' 'The Rose', 1847
Location: Heritage Rose Garden, Elizabeth Park, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Date: 2018-06-16
Location: Heritage Rose Garden, Elizabeth Park, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Date: 2018-06-16
Location: Rose Garden, Elizabeth Park, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Date: 2018-06-16
Comments:
  • Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 10, 2013 2:26 PM concerning plant:
    As noted by Antique Rose Emporium: "Silvery rose-pink blooms with lilac undertones decorate this upright yet compact bush. Opening from a full bud to a cupped bloom with a flat top, this rose offers the wonderful fragrance that you would expect from such a beauty."

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