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Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Other: Quartered
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Pink blend
Rebloom: None
Class: Moss
Extra Color Info: Pink, with lilac shading
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 4-6 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: M. Robert, 1856
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 4 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 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Plant Height: 4-6 feet
Plant Spread: 2-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Parentage: unknown

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Posted by TBGDN (Indiana - Zone 5a) on Apr 27, 2014 2:59 PM

This is an old antique rose that I no longer grow because of space requirements. It is classified as a moss rose because of the appendages on the outside of the flower buds, which somewhat resemble moss growth on the north side of trees. It is said to have originated in France in 1856 and is named for Jean-Baptiste Kléber, a French general who died in Egypt in 1800. It is a light pink, lilac pastel shade with a strong fragrance. Average diameter is about 4". It only blooms once a year, in spring to early summer.

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