Rose (Rosa 'Duchesse de Brabant') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Duchesse de Brabant'
'Countess Bertha'
'The Shell Rose'
'Comtesse de Labarthe'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Pink blend
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Tea
Extra Color Info: Pink, with yellow highlights
Growth Habit: Medium-tall to tall, 3-8 feet
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: H. Bernede, 1857
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 5 and warmer
Awards: Earth-Kind Rose

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: 3-8 feet
Plant Spread: 3-5 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
Child plants: one child plant

19th-century exhibition garden created by John Bartram’s grandd

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Comments:
Posted by Avedon (NE Tex - Zone 8a) on Oct 23, 2012 7:11 PM

A wonderful tea rose with a fragrance that has been described as "raspberry sherbet."

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 10, 2013 10:31 PM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"Teddy Roosevelt made this rose his favorite, often wearing a bud or flower as a boutonniere. It is very nearly our greatest favorite, too. The cupped pink flowers have a cabbagey roundness to them, as if they were picked from a luscious old rose painting. Nearly continuously in bloom, these roses can be counted on for a rich whiff of fragrance at absolutely any time of the day, even in the hot Texas sun. The apple green leaves are slightly wavy."

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