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Marbrée seedling #1. Bred by Paul Barden, 1998.

Marbree seedling #1

This is the first seedling to bloom out of a group of Marbrée seeds I grew last year. The seeds were the result of a self pollination. Although the parent plant is a repeat blooming Damask Perpetual, the seedlings I have grown are apparently not reblooming, or only partially so. This plant has not rebloomed after its first flush. This could be because it is working hard to produce seeds for me.

In most ways, this rose is almost identical to Marbrée, except perhaps the blooms are a bit bigger, and open quite flat, which is, to me, a desirable trait. There is a moderately strong Damask fragrance, and the plant appears to be resistant to diseases. (It had a mild case of mildew early in the spring, but it has been clean since.) I will be evaluating this rose further to determine if it has any remontancy next season. 

ARS merit rating: N.A.
Personal merit rating: undecided
Hardiness: USDA zones 5 to 8, possibly zone 4 in a protected location.
Shrub size: unknown.

Fragrance: 3.0 Fairly intense Damask fragrance.

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Crested Damask Marie Louise
Hebe's Lip Portland from Glendora
Indigo R. damascena bifera (Autumn Damask)
Jacques Cartier R. damascena semperflorens
La Ville de Bruxelles Rose de Rescht
Marbrée Rose de Rescht X Tradescant
Marbrée seedling #1 Rose du Roi
Marbrée seedling #2 Stanwell Perpetual
Marbrée seedling #4

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