Rose (Rosa 'Napoleon') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Napoleon'
'Madness at Corsica'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Pink blend
Rebloom: Good
Class: China
Extra Color Info: Various shades of pink
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 3-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Jean Laffay, circa 1835
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)
Plant Height: 3-5 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 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

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The Most Loved and Beautiful of FlowersThe Most Loved and Beautiful of Flowers
February 9, 2013

Some know it as the Queen of Flowers; others call it by its family name, Rosaceae. But most of us know it, quite simply, as the rose. Whether grown in gardens, depicted in drawings, or praised in poetry, it is one of the most loved and beautiful of all flowers. This article briefly describes its history, explains its basic classifications, and provides descriptions and photographs of some of the most interesting and diverse specimens of the rose, the most beautiful of the flowering plants.

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Posted by Avedon (NE Tex - Zone 8a) on Sep 16, 2012 8:00 PM

China rose capable of becoming a very large bush. Major bloom time is usually April/May here with some rebloom in summer and a nice flush of bloom in the fall. One of the few roses we grow unprotected, and so far it has not been browsed by the deer, which is amazing. I would hate to have to put a fence around this one.

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 5:20 PM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"Rather similar to 'Old Blush,' yet fuller, the blooms have pointed petals that are a lovely shade of pink that darkens to rose. Typical China-like qualities are seen in this rose with its rounded shape adn lush foliage."

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