Approximately 100 to 200 wild rose species grow naturally
around the world in the northern hemisphere. Most garden roses are complex
hybrids of these species. This is an an old hybrid that originated in France. The
name commemorates a 1914 battle between France and Germany on the Marne River.
Stems are a nearly thornless. Flowers are pink, semi-double. This rose is
resistant to foliage diseases.
See this rose at University Center.
Shrub to about three to four feet tall.
Light: full sun
Water: drought tolerant when established, flowers best if irrigated
Soil: average garden soil, responds well to fertilizer
In general, roses grow well in a well-drained soil, in full
sun, in a spot with good air circulation. They flower on new growth.
Encouraging new growth with irrigation and fertilizer results in more flowers.
Good air circulation helps control fungal disease.
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