Rose (Rosa 'Imperatrice Josephine') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Imperatrice Josephine'
'Empress Josephine'
'Souvenir de l'Imperatrice Josephine'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Globular
Other: Lax petals
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Medium pink
Extra Bloom Info: Loosely quartered, with large crinkly petals resembling crepe paper
Rebloom: None
Class: Gallica
Extra Color Info: Purplish-pink, fading to lilac-pink, with pale silvery tinge along petal edges
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 4-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Misc: Thornless or almost thornless
Hybridizer & year: Jacques-Louis Descemet, before 1815
Optimal growing zones: USDA zones 4-8

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: 4-5 feet
Plant Spread: 4-5 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Hillfarm Journal:  Hillfarm's RosesHillfarm Journal: Hillfarm's Roses
February 14, 2012

Part of the story of Hillfarm as we know it will always have to be the roses that we found here.

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