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Alternative cultivar names:
'Colonel Fabvier'
'Martha Gonzales'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Petal count: double: 16-25 petals
Rose bloom color: Deep pink
Extra Bloom Info: Semi-double to double, in clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: China
Extra Color Info: Crimson to pink
Growth Habit: Medium, 2-4 feet tall, bushy
Fragrance: Mild
Misc: Shade tolerant
Hybridizer & year: Jean Laffay, 1829
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 7 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
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
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth


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Location: Arbor Gate Nursery, Tomball, TXDate: 2013-10-05
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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 3:29 PM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"Bright scarlet, neat single flowers open flat to decorate a bushy shrub whose neat foliage has a dark red tinge. This is a handsome plant, and due to its size serves as an excellent choice for a low hedge or border. Our original cuttings come from a Navasota gardener, Martha Gonzales, whose display of ‘Mrs. Dudley Cross’, ‘Old Blush’ and this rose could be seen from blocks away. ‘Martha Gonzales’ has become very popular with area landscapers for mass plantings and large drifts."

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Posted by porkpal (Richmond, TX) on Jul 8, 2013 3:17 PM

This rose is also called Martha Gonzales - at least locally - as The Antique Rose Emporium obtained its first plants from her garden in Navasota Texas. By either name the rose thrives in our hot, humid climate.

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