Rose (Rosa 'Eugene de Beauharnais') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Eugene de Beauharnais'
'Bourbon Beauharnais'
'Roi des Cramoisis'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Red blend
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Bourbon
Extra Color Info: Cherry red with purple shading
Growth Habit: Medium, 2-4 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Julien-Alexandre Hardy, 1838
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: 2-4 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Red and purple
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

'Eugene de Beauharnais'

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Location: CamarilloDate: 07/02/2018'Eugene de Beauharnais'
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Comments:
Posted by jerijen (Coastal Southern California - Zone 13a) on Jul 1, 2018 3:35 PM

'Eugène de Beauharnais' (Int. 1838) was named for Prince Eugène de Beauharnais, (Eugène de Beauharnais) -- a French Prince, Prince of Venice, Grand Duke of Frankfurt, Duke of Leuchtenberg, Prince of Eichstätt --- the first child and only son of Alexandre de Beauharnais and Joséphine Tascher de la Pagerie, first wife of Napoleon I.

His father lost his life in The Terror ... his mother went on to become the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte.

He was apparently quite an able general, thought by many to be the most able of all family members of Napoleon. He was an amateur botanist of some note -- And he must have inspired some love, since his rose was introduced in 1838, long after his death at age 42, in 1824.

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