'Grande Duchesse Olga' rose Description
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White or white blend, yellow center. Green tints in buds. Moderate fragrance. 100 petals. Large, very double bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Armed with thorns / prickles, upright.
Height: 39" to 7' (100 to 215cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .
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At least two parentages are given.
1. ‘Perle des Jardins (T) 1874 x Belle Lyonnaise (T) 1870
2. ‘’Coquette de Lyon’ (T) 1870 x ‘Lady Mary Fitzwilliam’ (HT) 1880
Peter Lambert confirmed this latter parentage in the 1902 reference.
Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein VA (Auguste Viktoria Friederike Luise Feodora Jenny; 22 October 1858 – 11 April 1921) was the last German empress and queen of Prussia by marriage to Wilhelm II, German Emperor. 1858-1821