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Alternative cultivar names:
'Madame Neumann'
'Melanie Lemaire'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Medium pink
Extra Bloom Info: Full to very full, in small clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: China
Growth Habit: Short, 2-3 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Marchesseau, 1832
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 6 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 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Plant Height: 2-3 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
Parentage: Unknown
Child plants: 2 child plants

Pair of Flowers in Fall

Photo gallery:

Posted by Steve812 (Prescott, AZ - Zone 7b) on Aug 31, 2017 8:12 AM

In my own garden (procured ca. 2011 from Antique Rose Emporium) it is a chest-high plant , very nicely branched and about four or five feet across. The foliage has a subtle but distinct bluish cast and the flower's shade of pink is distinctly on the lavender side. This, IMO, augments the look of the flower. It is one of the prettiest roses I grow in terms of flower form, with its petals reflexing nicely as the best tea roses do. It is among the more generous in terms of flower production. And it has pretty good disease resistance. During wet/humid summers old leaves can get blackspot; but I have not yet seen new growth imperiled by the blight. It seems to be happy enough here in the mountains of AZ with four or five hours of midday shade.

Because of its size, I simply cannot imagine growing more than three of these next to each other any more than I can imagine calling Sissinghurst Castle and all its associated grounds my home and domain.

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 12:24 AM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"This lavender-pink, fragrant rose is double, cupped, and beautifully shaped; many rosarians suspect Bourbon influence in its breeding. It was long popular as a container plant for European window gardens and its low, compact form is well suited for any small garden or for a massed effect in a larger border."

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Hello from Willinator, Roses in my current Garden by Willinator Mar 28, 2021 2:47 PM 14
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October 2020 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Oct 31, 2020 1:32 PM 104
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July 2020 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Jul 31, 2020 8:39 PM 154
Looking for HT varieties for no-spray gardening. by MikeInBatonRouge Apr 1, 2021 3:57 PM 84
Which roses have you ordered for next season (2020)? by zuzu Jun 20, 2020 11:10 AM 215
Rose vigor by Steve812 Aug 22, 2017 9:21 PM 65
Blackspot resistant rose by Halcyon Mar 25, 2018 8:07 AM 47
Rose nurseries by RpR Mar 13, 2017 3:55 PM 22
Ludwig's is now in Phoenix by zuzu Apr 24, 2017 8:40 AM 90
New home and new gardens! by Mike Jun 19, 2020 10:33 AM 74
Roses in the Stream - Roses, Moisture, and Fungus in the Arizona Highlands by Steve812 Oct 21, 2012 1:46 PM 12
Steve's Rose Parade for the Season by Steve812 Oct 2, 2012 7:34 PM 59
Good rebloomers by MaryinLa May 9, 2012 5:28 PM 20
Vintage Roses SOS by Skiekitty Apr 13, 2012 1:51 PM 5
Is Everyone Ready for the New Season at Palatine? by zuzu Mar 26, 2012 11:36 AM 68
Bambi Blaster by Steve812 Jul 1, 2011 9:05 AM 25
A mislabeled rose from Rogue Valley by zuzu Apr 27, 2010 8:48 PM 23

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