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'Deuil de Paul Fontaine' rose Description
'Deuil de Paul Fontaine' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Robert Neil Rippetoe
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
 
HMF Ratings:
66 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD-.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Moss.
Registration name: Deuil de Paul Fontaine
Origin:
Bred by François Fontaine (père) (France, 1873).
Introduced in Australia by George Brunning - St. Kilda Nurseries in 1876 as 'Deuil de Paul Fontaine'.
Class:
Moss.  
Bloom:
Dark purple, red shading.  Moderate fragrance.  up to 50 petals.  Average diameter 4.75".  Large, very full (41+ petals), cupped bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  Mossed buds.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, upright.  Light green foliage.  

Height: 3' to 4' (90 to 120cm).  Width: up to 3' (up to 90cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Patents:
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Parentage:
Notes:
"Deuil" (in French) means bereavement or mourning.
For a definition of Perpetual Moss, see its entry in the Glossary...
 
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