PlantsRoses→Rose (Rosa 'Le Vesuve')

Alternative cultivar names:
'Le Vesuve'
'Lemesle'
'Vintage Towers Tea'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Pink blend
Extra Bloom Info: In small clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: China
Extra Color Info: Light pink, with darker pink reverse and silvery edges; ages to cherry-red
Growth Habit: Medium, 3-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: Jean Laffay, 1825
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 7 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 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Plant Height: 3-5 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
Parentage: Unknown

illustration from 'Les plus belles roses au début du XXe siècle

Photo gallery:

Comments:
Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 11:28 AM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"Bearing large, fully double flowers with wonderfully swirled centers, 'Le Vesuve' blooms often and freely in shades of lilac pink. A compact bush with heavier foliage than many Chinas, it is vigorous and attractive anywhere in the garden or landscape. This rose can easily be maintained at a smaller size."

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

Plant Events from our members
mattmackay22 On January 9, 2015 Obtained plant
» Post your own event for this plant

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
A separate Forum for antique roses? by gar99010 Jun 28, 2020 12:13 PM 74
August 2016 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Sep 13, 2016 9:18 AM 181
Vintage Garden's "One of a Kind" Sale by Steve812 Aug 14, 2017 4:11 PM 18

« Add a new plant to the database

» Search the Roses Database: by characteristics or by cultivar name

« See the general plant entry for Roses (Rosa)

« Visit the Roses forum

« The Roses Database Front Page

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by lauriemorningglory and is called "Lovely Fragrance of Lavender 'Lady'"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.