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Clotilde Soupert Rose, Southern Old Rose

Rosa

  • Family Name: Rosaceae
  • Origin: China
  • Introduced in 1888 this ‘Old Rose’ does very well in Southern Florida. Produces 1.5” large double blooms in small clusters. Foliage is light green and well branched. Short, almost no thorns. Disease resistant. Susceptible to mildew. Blooms may ball in wet weather. Prefers dry weather.
  • Height:  3’
  • Width:  2’ 
  • Flower Fragrance: Strong fragrance
  • Bloom Color: White, near white or white blend
  • Bloom Time: Prolific blooms in flushes throughout the season
  • Light Needs: Full Sun (at least 5 hours per day) to light shade
  • Pruning Instructions: Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth
  • Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
  • USDA Zone: 6a -10b​

Clotilde Soupert Rose