Rosa ‘Grand Siècle’

Family : Rosaceae

Class : Hybrid Tea

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Text and pictures © Giuseppe Mazza

 

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English translation by Peter Thompson

 

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Created in France in 1986 by G. Delbard.

Enormous flower, up to 20 cm in diameter, with 30-33 pink petals and slightly fruity perfume. Very sturdy variety, but slightly unsuited to the cold conditions.

Variety denomination : DELegran

Parentage :

Seed : (‘Queen Elizabeth’ × ‘Provence’) × (‘Michèle Meilland’ × ‘Bayadère’)

Pollen : (‘Voeux de Bonheur’ × MEImet) × (‘Peace’ × ‘Dr. Debat’)

Awards :

1976 - Bagatelle (Paris) : Médaille d’Or

 
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