'Papa Hémeray'

(Pronounced: PA-pa HEM-a-ray)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Papa Hémeray'

'Papa Hémeray'

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'Papa Hémeray' is a distinctive old china rose with small, single, pink blooms that occur in clusters.

 

'Papa Hémeray'

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The blooms are bright pink with distinctive white centers.

 

'Papa Hémeray'

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The blooms with their large white eyes, are easily recognized. They occur in moderate to large clusters.

 

'Papa Hémeray'

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As the blooms age, the petals shrink a little, which accentuates the appearance of the single flowers.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'Papa Hémeray' is a distinctive old china rose with small, single, pink blooms that occur in clusters.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensis

 
GROUP:

OGR

 
CLASS:

Ch

 
SEED
PARENT:

Unknown  

POLLEN
PARENT:

Unknown  

BREEDER:

Hémeray-Aubert  

INTRODUCED:

'Papa Hémeray' was introduced in France in 1912 by Hémeray-Aubert  

DATE:

1912 [ France ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    3 '     to    5 '           Width:    3 '     to    3 '



'Papa Hémeray' is a very vigouous upright bush growing to heights of 3' - 4'.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is dense and dark green. The stems have few thorns that make it easy to work with.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

C - Continuous. 'Papa Hémeray' starts blooming March in the Texas Hill Country and repeats in cycles until frost.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    1.00"      to      1.50"           Cluster Size:    8      to      15           Petal Count:    5 to 5          

'Papa Hémeray' flowers are single, small (1" - 2") and occur in large clusters.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

rb - Red blend. 'Papa Hémeray' blooms are bright pink with distinctive white centers.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

nf - Not fragrant. 'Papa Hémeray' has little fragrance.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 6 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Papa Hémeray' requires full sun and should be pruned lightly during the winter months.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Papa Hémeray' is easily propagated from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Requires sunny location to thrive
    ** Suitable for growing in pots
    ** Availability is limited

'Papa Hémeray' is a low growing rose that makes a good low hedge or foundation planting. It requires full sun andshould be pruned lightly in the winter months. It may also be grown in a large container.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:
 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 430.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 20.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, p. 20.

Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, p. 360.