'Alain Blanchard' rose Description
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Mauve or mauve blend Centifolia.
Registration name: Alain Blanchard (hybrid gallica, Vibert, 1839)
Centifolia, Hybrid Gallica.
Crimson, purple mottling, pink undertones. Strong fragrance. Medium to large, semi-double to double, cupped bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, dense, upright. Dark green foliage.
Height: 39" to 5' (100 to 150cm). Width: 4' to 5' (120 to 150cm).
USDA zone 4b through 8b. Can be used for garden. Vigorous. shade tolerant. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Alain Blanchard (d. January 1419), Captain of the crossbowmen of Rouen, one of the 3 notables decapitated by the English after the surrender of Rouen to Henry V on January 20, 1419.
For clarification about parentage, please see References.
In September 1998, the Montreal Botanical Garden (Le Jardin Botanique de Montreal) carried out a survey of its roses' resistance to black spot, powdery mildew and rust. This is one of the outstanding varieties which showed a 0% to 5% infection rate. The data was taken on well-established roses.
The 1936/1937 catalog of Ketten Freres lists Alain Blanchard as a Centifolia.
See also 'Alain Blanchard' by Coquerel.